The City of Port Orchard, originally the Town of Sidney was incorporated in 1890. Port Orchard is lovely waterfront community, with a population of 13,510 residents. Our City is the County seat for Kitsap County, with a countywide population of approximately 230,000. The City is served by a Mayor and seven Council members and is classified as a second class City.
Port Orchard is located on the Sinclair Inlet of the Puget Sound. As a waterfront community we are proud of our amenities. Our numerous marinas provide
visitors and boat dwellers alike with convenient accommodations. Our downtown corridor offers shopping, museums, entertainment, galleries and dining. With ferry access from Bremerton and Seattle an excursion to Port Orchard is an easy day trip or a weekend getaway. When visiting our City it is hard to miss the majestic view of the Olympic Mountains and the pride of military heritage just across the water at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Whether you are a visitor or a long time resident of the City of Port Orchard, we sincerely hope that you find our website a useful tool. Our site offers a variety of information from general departmental information to the City Council Agendas and Minutes. We hope that you visit us often, in person and on the web.
Our City is constantly growing, sometimes right before your eyes.