Your Opinion Matters - Zone Use Tables Announcement

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Kitsap County

Zone Use Table

The Department of Community Development is working on an update to the allowed use tables found in Kitsap County Code (KCC) Title 17 'Zoning'. Consistent with guiding state laws, the Kitsap Countywide Planning Policies, as well as the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan, the proposed changes are intended to address:

Housing Equity and Diversity
The project will encourage a wide array of housing product types within the various urban and Limited Areas of More Intense Rural Development (LAMIRD) zones, including addressing gaps in the land use categories and definitions.

Economic Development
The project will encourage economic development by:

- Scaling land uses to streamline the level of permit review required.
- Adding new land uses based on projects submitted to the Department and a comparison of other jurisdictions.

Make the Code Easier to Use
Finally, the project will improve predictability and ease of use for applicants and permit reviewers.

Since the beginning of this project in 2019, we are grateful for the collaboration and coordination between County Departments and input from interested parties and key partners who have provided valuable feedback scoping the proposed amendments throughout the process. We look forward to continuing to work with you as this draft proposal kicks off the public review and many opportunities and many opportunities to provide comments.

To learn more about the zoning table-use update, please visit the project webpage. We will update the website throughout the process, so please check it often. We also encourage you to reach out to our team throughout the process. For questions or to schedule a staff consultation, reach us via email.

Kitsap County DCD
Planning & Environmental Programs Division (PEP)

Upcoming Meetings

The Department is releasing the public draft and staff report with supporting documents before two planning commission study sessions (8/17/2021 and 9/7/2021) and a public hearing (9/21/2021).  Virtual meetings with question and answer sessions on 8/11/2021 and 9/16/2021 will supplement these meetings and the information provided on the project website

The Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners meetings are currently held remotely. There will be no physical location but that is subject to change throughout the process. The following webpages will provide up-to-date information regarding meeting location or video conference link and call-in number prior to the meetings.

Planning Commission webpage at:

The Board of County Commissioners agenda search webpage at:



A Zoning Educational Moment—Zoning is a method of planning in which land is divided into areas called zones. Each zone has a set of code regulations that are applicable for new and existing development within the respective area. Zoning protects and promotes the public health, safety, and general welfare of our neighborhoods and communities.   

For More Information

Please click here to visit the Zoning Use Tables Update Project website. You may also contact Kitsap 1 at (360) 337-5777 and via email at