1. Our doors are closed to the public, however we continue to serve the citizens of Port Orchard via telephone and email, Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day by calling 911.
  2. KEDA is accepting CARES grant applications for small businesses.  Visit https://www.kitsapcaressmallbiz.com/ for more information.

Community Development

City of Port Orchard Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan Survey

The City of Port Orchard is updating its Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan, and we need your help! We need your user information, opinions, and suggestions on the City’s park properties and recreation programs, to help us understand how you currently use the City’s parks system and to help us plan for the future. This information is important to ensure that we will meet the needs of the Port Orchard community as we grow.

Please be sure you enter your name and phone number at the end of the survey if you would like to enter the drawing for a $250 gift certificate! Thank you for your time to complete this survey.


Parks survey map

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

The Department of Community Development and Permit Center office located at 720 Prospect Street is closed to the public until further notice.

We are working with limited staff behind closed doors and some staff are working remotely. As a result, you will likely experience longer response times to your inquiries. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Click here for more information.


The City’s Department of Community Development is responsible for Planning, Building and Code Enforcement. To meet these responsibilities, there is a City Development Director, Associate Planners, a Building Inspector, a Code Enforcement Officer and Administrative staff. The Department also administers the City’s Shoreline Management Program. The City Development Director is the SEPA Official for environmental review of projects and is the Building Official.

Planning Responsibilities:

Advanced Planning:

  • Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Coordinated planning with Kitsap County and the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council.
  • Annexations

Current Planning:

  • Land Use Reclassification (Rezones)
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Temporary Use Permits
  • Subdivision Applications
  • Variance Applications
  • Short Plat Applications
  • Boundary Line Adjustments


  • Enforces the 2015 International Building Code and the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Performs plan reviews and approved building permits

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