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Benefit Charge


Take a look at the most frequently asked questions regarding 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 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…

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 benefit charges, click here.

Benefit Charge Petition Process

The benefit charge legislation provides property owners the opportunity to petition for adjustment of the calculation of the benefit charge. Read More…

2019 Benefit Charge Information


Benefit Charge Questions – (253)856-4359

Fire Administration
24611 116th Ave. SE
Kent, WA  98030
(253) 856-4300
Fax: (253)856-6300