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Phone: 253-856-5725
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City of Kent - City Clerk's Office
220 Fourth Ave. N
Kent, WA 98032

City Code, Ordinances & Resolutions

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Ordinances are formal written actions of the City Council and are the laws of the city. Ordinances are codified as the Kent City Code. The City Code is a collection of all the regulatory and penal ordinances and certain administrative ordinances of the City. Examples of the some of the ordinances not included in the City Code are: budget ordinances, rezones and other land use ordinances, annexations and bond ordinances.


A resolution is a statement or course of action adopted by the City Council. A resolution is less formal than an ordinance. Resolutions deal with matters of a special or temporary character.

View archived resolutions in the City Code.