The City of Port Orchard adopted an ordinance regarding the reduction of thin plastic carryout bags to customers beginning January 1, 2020. Please visit https://www.cityofportorchard.us/plastic-bag-reduction/ for more information.
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Community Development

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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