KCSO Sergeant James Porter Investigation

For information regarding the Porter Investigation, please click HERE.



***UPDATE 02/01/2016*** Due to challenging weather conditions in January, additional smoke testing will be done the first week in February to wrap up the survey work. As previously mentioned, additional notices will be distributed by the contractor to affected residents and businesses 24-48 hours prior to any testing.


Please note that the testing involves blowing harmless smoke into parts of the sewer system to find damaged systems, improper connections, and to locate where unwanted water may be entering the City’s sewer system. As a result, smoke may be seen coming from roof vents, building foundations, catch basins, clean-outs, down spouts, sewer laterals, or manhole covers. The smoke will not enter homes or businesses if it is properly plumbed, vented, and the water traps contain water. The smoke used is a non-toxic substance that is harmless to humans, pets, food, and material items. For more details click here.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Want to help your family and community be more prepared in an emergency? The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Managment is offering a 9 class CERT course beginning February 18, 2016. Topics covered include disaster response, fire safety, and light search and rescue to name a few. For more information or to register, please click HERE to be directed to the course website.

Puget Sound Energy Prepares for Storm Season


Puget Sound Energy’s Government Affairs team is preparing for the upcoming winter storm season. Every fall, Puget Sound Energy, conducts multiple tabletop exercises, participates in local pre-winter education seminars and reminds our customers to become prepared as well. Below are a few things you can do to improve your readiness for a possible power outage or storm event. 


Stay connected.

Use our online outage map or download the free myPSE app to track power outages in your neighborhood, report an outage and check status and restoration times.


Report your outage.

Remember to always report your outage by calling 1-888-CALL PSE or through our website or the myPSE app listed above.


Build a kit.

Gather items in your home such as flashlights, extra batteries and a battery powered radio. Keep these items in a safe and convenient place in the event you lose power.


Visit our online safety website to learn more about preparing this winter season.


January E-newsletter


To read the current City of Poulsbo E-newsletter, click here.


Velkommen til Poulsbo...Welcome!

Poulsbo's leaders are progressive and forward looking, and are conscientiously working to balance the needs of a growing 21st century city while maintaining the Scandinavian heritage that has earned Poulsbo the nickname "Little Norway".


Poulsbo, Washington, with a population of 9,775, is located in the northern part of Kitsap County and is 4.5 square miles in area. Liberty Bay, originally called Dog Fish Bay, and the majestic, snow-peaked Olympic Mountains to the west induced the Scandinavians to settle in Poulsbo because the area was so similar to the fjords of Norway.


Prior to Euro-American settlement, Poulsbo was in the heartland of the Suquamish People, who have lived in Puget Sound for thousands of years. Suquamish ancestors occupied villages and camps on the Liberty Bay shoreline over the past 5,000 years, hunted throughout the Poulsbo forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams, and collected shellfish along the marine shoreline.


With the Scandinavians’ arrivals, Poulsbo was founded by Jorgen Eliason, from Fordefjord, Norway, when the primary method of travel was water. Supplies were brought the eighteen-mile trip from Seattle by rowboat and later by steamboat. Over a sixty-year period, the "mosquito fleet", comprised of more than a dozen steamboats, served Poulsbo and other locations along Liberty Bay and Puget Sound carrying passengers and freight to and from Poulsbo and delivering farmers' produce to Pike Place Market in Seattle.


Today Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts and shopping areas at Poulsbo Village, along Viking Avenue, and in College Market Place, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.


For more information on Norwegian culture and heritage please visit: www.thornews.com

City of Poulsbo Links

News Alerts and Notices
News Releases & Updates
• Inclement Weather & Emergency Info



How Do I...???
• Apply for a Passport
Contact City Staff
• Employment Opportunities
Meet with Mayor Erickson
• Pay a Bill

Register for a Parks & Recreation

Request a Public Record
Rent City Hall Conference Rooms

• Report a Neighborhood Issue/  



Special Projects
• Lodging Tax Grant Program
• Adopted Impact Fees
• Comprehensive Plan
• Development Regulations Update


Community Resources
• City Meeting Calendar
• Community Events Calendar

• City Council Meeting: Feb. 10, 2016

• City Council Meeting Videos
• Poulsbo Municipal Code


Sign-up to stay in touch!

privacy by safesubscribe 


Find all things Poulsbo, from places to Find Slumber, Taste Local Fare, Find the Perfect Gift and much more:



return to top

City Hall
200 NE Moe Street
Hours:  M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  Pay Your Bill Online >
pay your bill online
  Sign-Up for our
Email Newsletter >

email newsletter privacy
  Search the Site
city of poulsbo