Take a look at the most frequently asked questions regarding Puget Sound Fire’s funding method. Read more…
On April 27, 2010, voters approved the formation, funding, and governance of the Kent Regional Fire Authority which 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.
Puget Sound Fire uses a voter-approved two-part funding method authorized under RCW 52.26.180. The two-part system includes property tax and a fire benefit charge. Read More…
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…
For information on exemptions and reduced benefit charges, go here.
The benefit charge legislation provides property owners the opportunity to petition for adjustment of the calculation of the benefit charge. Read More…
2021 Benefit Charge
Benefit Charge Questions?
Phone: (253) 856-4359
Monday, February 1, 4:30 p.m. Final Day To Accept Petitions – Fire Headquarters – 24611 116th Ave. SE
Wednesday, February 3, 5:30 p.m. Benefit Charge Review Board Petition Hearing – Station 78 – 178209 SE 256th St. Covington