Code Enforcement

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Code Enforcement's job is to help keep Kent safe and beautiful.  We almost always take an educate-first approach as people are often unaware that they are violating City Codes.  Most of the time, we can provide a time frame to resolve issues without penalty.  We work proactively to solve problems, but mostly respond to complaints from the community. 

Complaints:

Can be filed by phone at 253-856-5409, or email CodeEnforcement@KentWA.gov.  

Please be sure to have the following information: 

  • Description of the violation (if you can, PLEASE email us photos, they're really helpful)
  • Street address of the violation (if you don't know the address go to King County Parcel Viewer)
  • Description of any vehicles ,including license plate number, or other items involved in the complaint.

What Types Of Codes Do We Enforce?

  • Blight on private properties 
  • Building and Property Maintenance code violations

Common issues we deal with:

Junk or inoperable vehicles, accumulated garbage and debris, graffiti, overgrown vegetation