The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Civil Division is committed to providing timely service to our citizens who need or request our assistance with civil process. However, our primary responsibility and priority is to serve those court documents that are directly required to be served by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office which include Orders of Protection, Writs of Restitution, Writs of Execution, Orders of Sale, Criminal Subpoenas, etc.

Due to a temporary manpower shortage and the volume of miscellaneous types of orders (listed below) we already have to process and serve, effective Monday, July 22, 2024, through Tuesday, September 3, 2024, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office will not be accepting process service requests for the following document type (exception for individuals in-custody at the Kitsap County Jail and stationed on Kitsap County Military bases):

-Small Claims
-Order to Show Cause
-Family Law (Parenting Plans, etc.)
-Declarations (not related to Protection Order)
-Notice of Hearings
Those needing service for these court documents may seek service through private process servers or a disinterested party over the age of 18 years old.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this temporary moratorium. 

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In observance of Labor Day, the Sheriff's Office will be closed to the public on Monday, September 2nd.

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If the Sheriff's Office is closed due to inclement weather, and you have an appointment scheduled for a concealed pistol license, please call us at 360.337.7101 once the office reopens.  We will then reschedule an appointment for you. 

You can call Kitsap County's "Inclement Weather & Emergency Information" hotline at 360.337.5775 to find information on office closures or sign up for text and email alerts here.

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Go to Special Announcements for more information.

 Mission, Vision, and Values


Through our vision and values, we are dedicated to providing quality public safety services in partnership with our diverse communities. 


To be recognized as a respected and trusted Sheriff’s Office while making Kitsap County a safer place to live, work, and visit. 


Central to our mission are the values which guide our work. These values are the foundation of our agency and help us to ensure the quality of life and public safety in Kitsap County. 


We are committed to consistently engaging and interacting with the public, civic partners, and other police agencies in order to continually improve our community and our Sheriff’s Office. We also empower and support the individual talents and creativity of our personnel. We understand that collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and information result in the greatest problem-solving outcomes for all and further, cultivate partnerships across our community. 


Understanding the great authority given to us, whether observed by others or not, we embrace the highest standards of honesty, discipline, and ethics. We ensure that our communication and actions are conscientious and empathetic. We respect and show dignity to all persons, recognizing that diversity enhances our community. 


We recognize and adjust to the evolving needs of our community, ensuring a sustained commitment to those we serve. We are an agency that remains fiscally responsible, progressive, proactive, effective, and reliable. Being sworn to be accountable to ourselves and to the citizens, we conduct ourselves as an example to others. We invest in the welfare and safety of our personnel and the public. We are an agency that continuously strives to learn and operate at the highest levels of our professions in order to ensure that we continue to provide quality services
Sheriff John GeseSheriff John Gese

Main Office:  360.337.7101

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 Office Hours

Port Orchard Main Office:
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
614 Division Street MS - 37
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Silverdale Sub-Station:          
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
3951 Randall Way NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Main Office:  360.337.7101

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