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Community Development

Contact

Community Development
Located at:
720 Prospect Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Mailing Address:
216 Prospect Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Closed all Washington State holidays

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.

Responsibilities

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

BUILDING RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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