DCD Announcement

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Kitsap County Washington

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Dear DCD Subscriber,

As required by law (RCW 19.27), Kitsap County adopted the updated International Code Council's 2018 Building Code on 2/1/2021. Prior to adoption of the new code, the Department of Community Development (DCD) received a record number of permit applications from customers desiring to apply under the previously published code.

The result is a 625% increase in the number of permit submittals. This significant increase in applications, along with a strong housing market demand and the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, has substantially impacted DCD workflows, slowing many internal processes.

We want to keep you informed and apprised of the measures we are taking to address this sudden influx of applications. Most notably, DCD staff spend more time on permit review and processing and less time on non-permit specific (general) services. As a result, you may experience delays in general services such as email inquiry responses and Live Chat availability.

We proceed with a complete understanding of the impacts these changes may cause and greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to restore workflow balance and the availability of services upon which you rely.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Your Department of Community Development

Contact Information
Email: help@kitsap1.com 
Phone: (360) 337-5777