1. The Land Use Committee is meeting 7/17/24 at 4:30pm. Click here for more information.
  2. Road Closure and Traffic Notice for the Mitchell/Lincoln Roundabout Project, beginning July 8th. Click here for more information.

How do I....?

By law, convicted sex offenders must register with the County Sheriff’s office in the County in which they reside. If an offender resides within the City limits of Port Orchard, the Sheriff’s office sends notification to the Port Orchard Police Department.

Sex Offenders are classified into one of three levels based upon the crime they were convicted of and their history.

Level 1

The vast majority of registered sex offenders are classified as Level 1 offenders. They are considered at low risk to re-offend. These individuals may be first time offenders and they usually know their victims.

Level 2

Level 2 offenders have a moderate risk of re-offending. They generally have more than one victim and the abuse may be long term. These offenders usually groom their victims and may use threats to commit their crimes. These crimes may be predatory with the offender using a position of trust to commit their crimes. Typically these individuals do not appreciate the damage they have done to their victims.

Level 3

Level 3 offenders are considered to have a high risk to re-offend. They usually have one or more victims and may have committed prior crimes of violence. They may not know their victim(s). The crime may show a manifest cruelty to the victim(s) and these offenders usually deny or minimize the crime. These offenders commonly have clear indications of a personality disorder.

You can search for registered sex offenders using any of the below websites:

CPL renewals during the COVID-19 closure

The Port Orchard Police Department will be accepting renewals and replacements for City of Port Orchard residents only. If you are not a City of Port Orchard resident your application and check will be returned to you.

Renewals can be issued within 90 days before or after the expiration date.

  • Renewals – $32 (within 90 days before the expiration date)
  • Late renewals – $42 (within 90 days after the expiration date)
  • License replacements – $10

Please mail the completed application, a copy of your WA state identification card, current CPL, and a check written out to the City of Port Orchard to:

Port Orchard Police Department

546 Bay St.

Port Orchard, WA  98366

How to get a Concealed Pistol License (CPL)

  1. Complete the Concealed Pistol License Application
  2. Go to the POPD customer service desk during business hours [link to hours] to get fingerprinted (original CPL only) and pay your fee
  3. If approved, your CPL will be completed within 30 days


  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • You must be a US citizen or be a permanent resident alien
  • You must reside in the City of Port Orchard
  • You must have picture ID (a Washington State Driver’s License or ID card is preferred)
  • For a complete list of requirements see RCW 9.41.070


  • Original CPL: $49.25
  • Renewal: $32
  • Late Renewal: $42 (within 90 days of expiration)
  • Replacement: $10 (for lost or damaged permit)

Out-of-state Military Renewals

Members of the armed forces who cannot renew their license in-person because of their out-of-state assignment may renew via mail/email (within 90 days of expiry). To do so:

  1. Complete the Concealed Pistol License Application. Scan or copy both your ID and military orders and return to POPD via mail or email.
  2. Mail your fee to the address below
  3. Note: A license renewed under this subsection takes effect on the expiration date of the prior license and is valid for a period of one year.

Mailing Address

Port Orchard Police Department

546 Bay St.

Port Orchard, WA  98366


Contact us at (360) 876-1700 or police@portorchardwa.gov.


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