County planners hold first information and outreach session

Kitsap County residents and business owners with land-use, property or construction questions now have a way to get answers.

County planners will be available once a month in a two-hour question and answer session for the community.

“This is a new effort to reach out to the public and try and answer any questions they may have,” said Scott Diener, manager of policy and planning “We want to also help the public by guiding them to our Web site in order for them to be able to answer some of their own questions.”

The Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) held its first planning information and outreach session on April 26 to answer some of the public’s questions regarding general land use and a “how to“ on navigating through the department’s Web site.

The session came about as an effort to relieve the numerous phone calls, e-mails and office visits the planners receive on a daily basis. “We found that we weren’t able to get back to these people with answers in a timely manner,” said Diener. “We’re trying to address some of the more frequently asked questions that people have.”

DCD planners will be available to address questions concerning accessory dwelling units (ADU), accessory living quarters (ALQ), adult family homes, residential setbacks, accessible parking, building permits, subdividing property and home business zoning. Planners also welcome questions concerning commercial development as well.

The sessions will be held at the Kitsap County Administrative Building, located at 614 Division Street, on the last Monday of each month. For more information, contact the community development department at (360) 337-4664 or visit the website

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