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Benefit Charge

Benefit Charge

FAQs

Take a look at the most frequently asked questions regarding the Puget Sound Fire’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  by a 72% super majority. The Kent RFA began operations as a municipal corporation on July 1, 2010. On January 1, 2017, the Kent Regional Fire Authority changed its name to Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. 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…

2017 Benefit Charge Information