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.
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 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 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.
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: