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Planning and Economic Development

Poulsbo’s Planning and Economic Development Department staff are your resource for questions related to land use and economic development within the city.

Mission of City of Poulsbo Planning and Economic Development:

To partner with the community, residents, elected officials, and private entities to promote Poulsbo’s charm, character, and livability. This is achieved through sustainable comprehensive planning, efficient permit review and processing, and deliberate economic development strategies.

PED Department News

  • Planning and Economic Development Department Monthly Spotlight. Check it out opens in a new windowhere
  • Planning and Economic Development Department Development Summary. Check it out opens in a new windowhereopens PDF file
  • Oslo Bay Apartments. Public notices and project documents can be found opens in a new windowhere.
  • New Handout! opens in a new windowTop 10 Tips for Land Use Permitting Success.opens PDF file
  • Annexations. Questions about annexation? First, review this opens in a new windowhandoutopens PDF file . Second, call us at (360) 394-9748.
  • Planning and Economic Development Department remains operational! The Planning and Economic Development Department wants our community partners and clients to know we remain operational and stand ready to work with you to accomplish your land use and development goals. While we are working from home, the PED team is available to connect with you via email, phone or virtual meetings. Please see our contact information below and reach out with any questions. Applications are still being accepted and our team remains available to assist with submission. If you have an active project with our department, please connect with your project planner (if you haven’t already heard from them). The PED Department staff strives to provide the best services during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Due to unprecedented work levels at this time, phone calls will be answered as staff is available and messages will be returned within 5 business days.

Prior to calling the PED Department, we offer the following tips:

1. Are you within the City limits?

2. Determine if another City Department would be more appropriate for your inquiry.

  • To schedule a building inspection call: (360) 394-9882
  • For building/sign permit questions call: (360) 394-9882
  • For transportation/engineering questions call: (360) 394-9882
  • For stormwater/engineering questions call: (360) 394-9882
  • For garbage/sewer/water questions call: (360) 779-4078
  • For public records request go opens in a new windowhere
  • To file a complaint go opens in a new windowhere

3. Check out the list of land use/planning handouts and application forms opens in a new windowhere (including accessory dwelling units, tree cutting, animal keeping, fences, and food trucks)!

4. opens in a new windowEmail us! Please provide as much detail as possible in your email so that we can respond more efficiently (including an address or parcel number).

5. Call us at (360) 394-9748. Please note that due to the high volume of calls and staff availability, there is a 5 business day response time for phone calls.


Planning & Economic Development (located on 2nd floor)
200 NE Moe Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370-7437

Phone: (360) 394-9748
Fax: (360) 697-8269
Email: opens in a new windowplan&


Office Hours

Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays:

Public Notices

If would like to be notified of public notices by email, we welcome you to sign up here opens in a new windowto receive public notices