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Development Engineering is responsible for construction plan review and project coordination associated with land use, infrastructure construction, street use and street cut, franchise utility, water, sewer and other permits. Staff provides critical area reviews and code enforcement support. Staff also provides support to the Permit Center, as well as integral involvement in emergency management, permit process improvements, and providing engineering expertise to other divisions and departments.

Publications and Maps


Kent's library of maps available for viewing and download, including water and sewer systems, storm drainage, and wetland inventory.

Development Engineering Permit Applications, Forms and Development Assistance Brochures 

Codes and Standards

Construction Standards Manual

City of Kent Surface Water Design Manual

Transportation Master Plan

2017 Transportation Impact Fees

ADA Design Guidance


treesRemoving Trees from a Critical Area

If a tree is hazardous and must be removed from a critical area or critical area buffer, a tree removal/pruning request application (Call Before You Cut form) is required.  Hazard tree removal in critical areas and critical area buffers may require replanting of native trees to mitigate and restore the ecological benefits formerly provided by the tree.  Replanted trees, over time, provide structural diversity and can increase the overall species diversity in the critical area or buffer.

The City may require a hazard tree assessment or evaluation prepared by a certified arborist with submittal of a tree removal/pruning application.  The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Pacific Northwest Chapter of ISA maintain a list of local certified arborists.

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