How to Apply for Kitsap County Building Permits

Planning Permissions How to Apply for Kitsap County Building Permits

How to Obtain Kitsap County Building Permits

When tackling a building project, may be necessary. It is critical that you research what will be required for your particular project.

It is possible to navigate the county website, fill out forms, answer questions, and attempt to request a permit yourself - but DoNotPay provides a simple, automatic means of handling this if you wish to avoid frustration.

Why Is a Building Permit Required?

It may be tempting to simply pick your location, plan your great design, and start building! However, there are some laws and building codes that were put in place to safeguard everyone's safety and ensure the well-being of Kitsap County and its residents.

It is important to know whether your parcel of land has been zoned for your type of project, for example - and whether or not your lot was legally created.

When Do I Need a Permit?

Almost any project may need a permit. Not only must code requirements be met, but it is important to ensure family and property safety, as well.

It may seem that simple projects such as building a shed, adding a small home addition, or even removing trees wouldn't require a permit - but they sure can. Use the Do I need a Building Permit? resource to help answer this question.

What Does Zoning Have to Do With My Project?

Land may be zoned for different uses. Your project might be allowed in some zones, but not others. Residential homes, for example, are not permitted in Commercial Districts. Confirm the allowed uses for your property by contacting Kitsap County:

  • Dial (360) 337-5777
  • Visit Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.410 Allowed Uses

What Do I Need to Know Before Applying for a Permit in Kitsap County?

It is critical that you do some checking and research to prepare yourself for the permit application process.

Parcel Information

The county provides a Parcel Search tool to give you important information for your project. Once you locate the proper lot or parcel, you will be able to determine:

  • Parcel zoning
  • Critical areas (steep slopes, flood hazards, etc.)
  • Tax information
  • Parcel size
  • Easement information
  • Existing permits

Buildable Lot Verification

Prior to purchasing a lot, ensure that you can build what you wish there. Use the Is A Lot Buildable Brochure and do some research to determine:

  • Whether or not the lot was legally created
  • Lot size requirements
  • Property code requirements
  • Whether or not your project will comply with construction setbacks, critical area/shoreline buffers

General Preparation

Complete your preparation for a permit application:

  1. Visit the Kitsap County Web Page
  2. View the selections under the PREPARE column
  3. Read any item that might apply to your project

How Do I Apply for a Permit?

Fill out the necessary details and submit your permit application:

  1. Visit the Kitsap County Web Page
  2. Find the APPLY column
  3. Use the CLICK HERE TO APPLY link

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How to Easily Apply for a Building Permit in Kitsap County With DoNotPay

If you want to apply for a building permit easily in Kitsap County but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered. Create your own cancellation letter in 6 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose one of the following options:
    1. Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
    2. Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
    3. Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application
  3. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.

  4. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and timeline for the project.
  5. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.
  6. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.

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