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Kitsap County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Records

As per Washington state laws, criminal history records are public record unless otherwise stated by a court of law. At state level, the Washington State Patrol processes requests for state-wide background checks and criminal history records. However, information available to the public strictly limited to conviction and arrest records in the last year.

Similarly, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office responds to county-based criminal history requests through the Records Division of the office.

How to get Criminal Records Through the Government

The Records Division of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office processes public requests for criminal history records and provides conviction and arrest information for any adult subject within the jurisdiction of Kitsap County.

Interested parties may send their requests to the Division using the Criminal History/Arrest Record Information form which requires the personal information of the subject. Requests must also be accompanied by a non-refundable payment of $19 and sent to:

Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
Records Division
614 Division ST MS-37
Port Orchard, WA 98366

How to get Arrest Records and Police Records

Queries for arrest records are processed by the Records Division of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. Like criminal records, Interested persons may obtain arrest records by completing the Arrest Record/Criminal History Information form and sending it, along with a payment of $19 to:

Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
Records Division
614 Division ST MS-37
Port Orchard, WA 98366

However, records of non-conviction arrests will only be disseminated to authorized agencies or the subject in question.

On the other hand, members of the public may obtain copies of police reports using the Kitsap County Public Records Center -- that is, if the Office of the County Sheriff originated the report. In-person or mail queries may also be made to:

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Public Records Officer
614 Division St MS-37
Port Orchard, WA 98366

How to Find the Sex Offender Registry & Sex Offender Information

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office maintains a statewide registered sex offender website as per state laws. This provides public access to information regarding all registered sex offenders.

Interested parties may view or copy relevant information from the local database or use the state-wide registry to track sex offenders within their county.

How to Find Inmate and Jail Information

Information regarding new, current and recently released inmates within the county is managed and disseminated by the office of the Kitsap County Sheriff.

Interested parties may access information about inmates by searching the relevant list using their first or last names. The County Sheriff's office maintains three rosters which include:

Court Records

Where and How to get Court Records

The Office of The Kitsap County Clerk manages all documents relating to Superior Court matters, and provides public access to court records as required by law.

However, the office no longer maintains or disseminates paper files but grants access to public case records in digital or microfilm format, following the need to expedite record retrieval.

Thus, interested persons may view publicly available records by accessing these records through the Washington State Digital Archive Registry or by subscribing to the Odyssey Portal.

Washington State Digital Archive Registry

Interested persons may order court documents through the registry, especially if they are one-time or infrequent users.

Records can searched or filtered by name/case number or county (if searching for Kitsap County court records).

Take note that orders are validated by a credit card payment at the check out section of the site.

Kitsap County Superior Court Portal Registration

Subscribing to Superior Court Portal grants individuals unrestricted access to public documents in Kitsap County Superior Court non-confidential cases.

Subscription requests may be completed using the Master Registration Form and sent, alongside a payment of $100 (per person) to the Kitsap County Clerk at:

Office Of The Kitsap County Clerk
614 Division Street,
Room 202,
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 337-7164

Location of all Courts In County

Listed below are the locations of all the courts in Kitsap County.

Kitsap County Superior Court
614 Division Street, Room 202,
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 337-7164
Fax: (360)_337-4927

Kitsap County Superior Court - Juvenile
1338 SW Old Clifton Road,
Port Orchard, WA 98367
Phone: (360)_337-5401
Fax: (360) 337-5404

Kitsap County District Court
614 Division Street, Room 106,
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 337-7109
Fax: (360) 337-4865

Bainbridge Island Municipal Court
10255 NE Valley Road,
P.O. Box 151, Bainbridge Island, WA 98061
Phone: (206) 842-5641
Fax: (206) 842-0316

Bremerton Municipal Court
550 Park Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337
Phone: (360) 473-5260
Fax: (360) 473-5262

Port Orchard Municipal Court
216 Prospect Street,
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 876-1701
Fax: (360) 895-3071

Poulsbo Municipal Court
200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Phone: (360) 779-9846
Fax: (360) 779-1584

Where & How to get Bankruptcy & Property Records

The Kitsap County Auditor maintains an index of locally recorded real property documents of the county. Property records are considered public record, and interested parties may access any record of interest by searching the Kitsap County Auditor's Index by name, date, property description or tax parcel number.

On the other hand, bankruptcy records of Kitsap County are managed and disseminated by Western District of Washington United States Bankruptcy Court.

Copies of bankruptcy records filed on or after 17th May, 2001 can be obtained by visiting or mailing a request to the Office of the Clerk of Court. Requests must include the names of the debtor and supplicant, the description of documents to be copied and a money order or cheque (made payable to the US Bankruptcy Court) for $11 plus an additional $0.50 per copy. Requests should be mailed or brought to:

Kitsap County Courthouse
614 Division St.
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Records filed prior to 2001 can be obtained by requesting a copy with the NARA website.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

Vital Records

The Washington State Department of Health maintains a state-wide repository of vital records of indigenes and residents. Interested parties may access these records by requesting them at state level, or querying the Kitsap Public Health District, the Kitsap County Clerk or the at county level, vital records are maintained and issued by the Public Health Department and the Office of the County Clerk. Requesters must meet eligibility requirements before accessing these records.

Where and How to get Divorce Records

Divorce records of the County of Kitsap are managed and disseminated by the office of the Kitsap County Clerk. However, following the need to expedite the record retrieval process, divoce records are rendered in digital format.

Interested persons may access divorce records through the Washington State Digital Archive Registry using the names of registrants or the date the divorce was granted.

Alternatively, certified divorce records may be ordered from the Vital Statistics Division of the Washington State Department of Health using the Washington State Department of Health Marriage / Divorce Certificate Mail Order Form or via phone: (360) 236-4313, during working hours, or by making walk-in in-person requests at:

The Washington State Department of Health,
101 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501

Take note that phone and walk-in requests cost $31.50 and $20 respectively, and unlike most states, supplicants do not need to provide identification to order a Washington State vital records.

Where and How to get Marriage Records

The Office of The Kitsap County Auditor is tasked with issuing marriage licenses and maintaining marriage records of locally performed marriages. Copies of marriage records can be obtained by searching the Kitsap County Auditor Index using the names of the spouse and/or date of the marriage. Alternatively, supplicants may request copies of marriage records from the Office of the Kitsap County Auditor at:

614 Division St, MS-31
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 337- 4935

Copies of certified marriage records also be requested from the Vital Statistics Division of the Washington State Department of Health using the Washington State Department of Health Marriage / Divorce Certificate Order Form.

Where and How to get Birth & Death Records

Records of births and deaths in Kitsap county are pooled and managed by the Kitsap Public Health District and are available to interested members of the public.

To request copies of a record of a birth or death (which must have occurred no later than 1907) interested persons can send a written request along with the name of the registrant or deceased, the birth and/or death date to:

Kitsap Public Health District
345 6th Street, Suite 300,
Bremerton, WA 98337
Phone: (360) 728-2235

Records of births or deaths that occurred prior to 1907 can be obtained by writing to the Washington State Center For Health Statistics or by calling (360) 236-430.

Alternatively, state level requests for births and deaths that occurred (from 1907 to present) in the State of Washington can be requested from the Washington State Department of Health, using the Washington State Department of Health Birth / Death Certificate Mail Order Form. Requests may be sent via mail or delivered in person or via phone to:

The Washington State Department of Health,
101 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501

Phone and walk in requests cost $31.50 and $20 respectively.