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The City of Poulsbo has embarked on a three-phased approach to update its development regulations.  The first phase of the development regulation update was completed and effective February 16, 2011. The second phase was completed and became effective March 27, 2013.

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City Council Adopts Zoning and Code Enforcement Ordinances
The Poulsbo City Council adopted an updated zoning ordinance and new code enforcement ordinance on March 13, 2013. Both ordinances become effective March 27, 2013.

Adopted Zoning Ordinance
Adopting Ordinance
Adopted Zoning Map
Adopted Code Enforcement Ordinance
Adopted Code Enforcement Exhibit A
Notice of Decision

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City Council Review Update: Public Hearing Scheduled

The City Council public hearing on the February 2013 City Council Revised Draft Zoning Ordinance and Code Enforcement Ordinance is scheduled for February 27, 2013 beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

The City Council concluded its workshop review of the Draft Ordinances on February 6, 2013. The Council finished its review of a Workshop Response and Recommendations Document, which was prepared by Planning staff to respond to the City Council's questions, concerns and requests for revisions during the Council's past seven workshops.

A February 2013 City Council Revised Draft Zoning Ordinance has been issued and incorporates revisions agreed upon by the City Council.

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Past Meetings:

February 27, 2013 - City Council Public Hearing

November 28, 2012

February 6, 2013

October 24, 2012

January 30, 2013

October 10, 2012

January 16, 2013

September 26, 2012

January 9, 2013

September 19, 2012

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Public Comment Methods

Comment on the 2012 Draft Zoning and Code Enforcement Ordinances are encouraged and may be provided to the City at any time during the process.  Written comments may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the City.  Comments may also be hand delivered to City Hall.  Verbal comments will be taken at the Planning Commission and City Council meetings and hearings.

The Planning Department maintains an e-mail list for those interested in receiving updates throughout the review process.  Interested parties should contact the Planning Department and request to be placed on the 2012 Draft Ordinances e-mail list.  Information on future meetings is e-mailed as available, as well as official notices. 

Contact the Planning Department:

Phone:  360-394-9882

Fax: 360-697-8269


Mail:  200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Physical Address:  200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo – 2nd Floor

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City Council Review

The Planning Commission has completed its review and forwarded a September 2012 Planning Commission Recommended Draft Zoning and Code Enforcement Ordinances to the City Council.  The Poulsbo City Council will now begin its review.  The following workshops with City Council are scheduled:

  • September 19, 2012 - Workshop
  • September 26, 2012 - Continued City Council workshop
  • October 10, 2012 - Continued City Council workshop
  • October 24, 2012 - Continued City Council workshop
  • November 28, 2012 - Continued City Council workshop
  • December 19, 2012 - Continued City Council workshop
  • January 9, 2013 - Continued City Council workshop
  • January 16, 2013 - Continued City Council workshop
  • January 30, 2013 - City Council wrap up workshop
  • February 6, 2013 - City Council 2nd wrap up workshop
  • February 27, 2013 - Open City Council Public Hearing

All meetings will be held at Poulsbo City Hall, 200 NE Moe Street, and will begin at 7 pm (unless otherwise noticed).  Additional workshops may be added as the City Council reviews the draft documents. 

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Planning Commission Review

The Poulsbo Planning Commission held a public hearing on its August 2012 Revised Draft Zoning and Code Enforcement Ordinances and Draft Zoning Map.  With a vote of 7-0, the Planning Commission has forwarded a recommended Draft Zoning and Code Enforcement Ordinance to the Poulsbo City Council.

August 2012 Planning Commission Revised Draft Documents:

Public Notices:

Planning Commission March 2012 Redline Draft Zoning Ordinance:

The Planning Commission Redline Draft Zoning Ordinance is available for review here.  Additions are identified in bold underline and deletions are identified as strikeout.

Planning Commission Exhibit List:

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Past Meetings:

August 21, 2012

May 22, 2012

July 24, 2012

May 15, 2012

July 10, 2012

May 8, 2012

June 26, 2012

May 1, 2012

June 19, 2012

April 24, 2012

June 12, 2012

April 14, 2012

June 5, 2012

April 10, 2012

May 29, 2012

March 27, 2012

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March 2012 Draft Zoning and Code Enforcement Ordinances

The Draft Ordinances and all associated documents related to the City of Poulsbo’s 2012 Draft Zoning Ordinance and Code Enforcement Ordinance were released March 6, 2012, and are available below as PDF files.  Notebooks with hard copies of the draft ordinances, draft zoning map and supporting documents are available for review at the Poulsbo Library reference desk and at the Planning Department front counter.

Documents accompanying the initial release of the Draft Ordinances are:

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First Phase Development Regulations Update

The first phase of the update was initiated in September 2010, with the release of the Development Regulations Update Amendment package 1. This first phase developed provisions for the new land use classifications of Office Commercial Industrial (OCI) and Park (P), as well as a number of amendments determined appropriate for this first phase by the Planning Department.   These amendments were formally adopted on February 2, 2011 and became effective February 16th, 2011.

The adopting ordinance and other materials are available in PDF form below:

Adopting Ordinance
Adopted Development Regulations Package 1
Notice of Decision

The highlights of this first amendment package are:

  • Zoning provisions and establishment of the new zoning district Office Commercial Industrial (in the Finn Hill Road/Olhava Way intersection area).
  • Establishment of new administrative Boundary Line Adjustment procedures.
  • Establishment of a new Administrative Conditional Use Permit procedure.
  • Changing the City’s annual comprehensive plan amendment deadline from June 1st to November 15th of each year.
  • Establishing a procedure for the release of concomitant agreements.

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