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The Two-Part Funding System - Benefit Charge

FAQs and Proposition 1
Take a look at the most frequently asked questions regarding Proposition 1 on the April 26, 2016, Special Election ballot and the Kent RFA's funding method. Read more...

Overview of the Two-Part Funding System
On April 27, 2010, voters approved the formation, funding, and governance of the Kent Regional Fire Authority (RFA) by a 72% super majority. The Kent RFA began operations as a municipal corporation on July 1, 2010. Read more...

Understanding the Benefit Charge
The benefit charge is a fee that is based on the benefit of having fire based services. It considers that those who benefit more from fire protection services should pay more for that service. Read more...

Exemptions and Reduced Benefit Charges
For information on exemptions and reduced benefits charges, click here

Appeals Process
The benefit charge legislation provides property owners the opportunity to appeal the calculation of the benefit charge. Read more...

Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority
Station Locations

Emergencies: 9-1-1

Fire Administration
(253) 856-4300

Fire Prevention
(253) 856-4400

Fire Training
(253) 856-4330

Office of Emergency Management
(253) 856-4440

Public Education
(253) 856-4480

FD Cares
(253) 856-2273

(253) 856-4470

Fleet Maintenance
(253) 856-4350

Kent Fire Department - RFA
24611 116th Ave. SE
Kent, WA 98030
Ph: (253) 856-4300