1. For information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Kitsap Public Health District website at https://kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/CoronaVirus.php
  2.  City of Port Orchard Public Facilities Closing until further notice
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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 Federal Holidays

Building Inspections

Due to Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, the Department of Community Development Permit Center are scheduling limited onsite building inspections for projects considered 'essential facilities' or emergency conditions.

Click here to view how to schedule for an inspection


 

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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