Based upon images captured by the automated system, your vehicle was determined to be speeding in a school zone. As the registered owner of the vehicle, the Notice of Infraction is mailed to you.
How do I know these violations are valid?
Images of your vehicle were captured and recorded by a traffic safety camera. You can review your images and video of the actual occurrence at ViolationInfo.com:
Log in using the Notice # and PIN # printed on the front of the Notice of Infraction.
The images and video were reviewed by commissioned officers of the Kent Police Department before the alleged civil violation was affirmed and mailed to you as the registered owner.
The digital photographic evidence of this incident will be submitted as evidence to the Kent Municipal Court for prosecution of this violation.
How much is the school zone speed fine?
$124 - For drivers going 1 - 9 miles over the 20 miles per hour limit
$248 - For drivers going 10 miles per hour or more over the 20 miles per hour limit .
Will this violation appear on my driving record?
No. This violation is a non-moving violation and will not appear on your driving record.
What happens if I do not respond to my notice of infraction?
Failure to respond to a Notice of Infraction, failure to appear for a requested hearing, or failure to pay a penalty imposed after a hearing will result in a late fee and will be referred to a collections agency where additional penalties and collection fees will be added to the original fine. Failure to pay or failure to appear at a hearing will also result in the refusal by the Washington Department of Licensing to renew the vehicle license, until any penalties imposed pursuant to RCW Chapter 46.63 have been satisfied.
How do I pay the fine?
Pay online withyour American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa or PayPal.
Mail your check or money order (payable to the City of Kent) in the enclosed envelope with the coupon printed at the bottom of the Notice of Infraction. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Be sure to include the Notice # on the face of the check or money order.
Pay in person with cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard at Kent Municipal Court located 1220 Central Ave. S. Kent WA 98032 - Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
By phone with a Visa or MasterCard, 253-856-5730 - Hours Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Guidelines for each are defined on your Notice of Infraction.
Indicate your choice on the hearing coupon and mail it to the Kent Municipal Court using the enclosed envelope.
Failure to appear for a requested hearing, or failure to pay a penalty imposed after a hearing will result in your Notice of Infraction being referred to a collection agency; additional penalties plus collection fees will be added to the original penalty.
Failure to appear for a requested hearing, and/or failure to pay may also result in non-renewal of your vehicle license.
What do I do if I was no longer the owner of this vehicle, not driving it, or my vehicle was stolen?
You may file a Declaration of Non-Responsibility by the due date on the Notice of Infraction. The registered owner of the vehicle is presumed to have been the person in control of the vehicle when the violation occurred. This presumption may be overcome if the registered owner states in writing to the court that the vehicle involved was stolen at the time, or in the care, custody or control of some person other than the registered owner. The Declaration of Non-Responsibility form is available at ViolationInfo.com.
Will this Notice of Infraction affect my driving record?
What happens if I ignore the Notice of Infraction?
Failure to pay the civil penalty or to request a hearing prior to the due date on the Notice of Infraction is an admission of liability. Failure to appear after requesting a hearing is an admission of liability and constitutes a waiver of the right to appeal. Failure to pay the civil penalty by the due date on the Notice of Infraction shall result in the imposition of a late-payment fee of $25 and referral to collections.
Will my insurance rates be affected?
No. This is a civil infraction and is not reported to any insurance agencies.
What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If you would like to speak to an officer or are in need of a translator call (253) 852-2121. This phone number directs you to the 911 system which is also used to report non-emergency events.
What if this happened in another city? Can I file a report using this online police reporting system?
No. If a crime took place outside of the City of Kent Police Department's jurisdiction, please call the police department for that city or use the online reporting links for nearby cities listed below.
Provide requested information (location, description of vehicle, etc)
Abandoned vehicles will be tagged with an Abandoned Warning Notice. The owner is given a grace period to move the vehicle (typically 24-72 hours). Parking Enforcement action may occur if the vehicle has not been moved.
I locked my keys in my car. Can an officer unlock it?
Officers or VIPS (Volunteers In Police Service) can help if you call Dispatch at 253-852-2121. You will be required to sign a hold harmless waiver acknowledging that potential damage may occur.
I need to get my stuff out of my residence, but I don't feel safe going alone.
Call Dispatch, 253-852-2121, to request a Civil Standby. An officer will stand by to keep the peace but not intervene or determine ownership of property if there is a dispute.
Please note that crimes in progress will take priority over a civil standby and you may be required to wait for an available officer.
Where can I get a permit to carry a gun (Concealed Pistol License)?
Residents in Kent city limits apply with Kent PD or King County Sheriff's Office. Applications are available at the Kent Police Department. Please call 253-856-5800 during business hours to schedule a fingerprint appointment.
A CPL (Concealed Pistol License) is sometimes called a gun permit, CWP (concealed weapon permit) or CCW (concealed carry weapon permit).
Valid government issued picture ID (WA state driver's license or WA state ID card)
Completed application (3 pages)
$50.75 cash, check, Visa or MasterCard
We conduct a criminal history background check on each applicant. If you are clear of prohibitive crimes (any felony or domestic violence related conviction) your CPL will be mailed to you within a month.
Do you fingerprint?
We fingerprint for Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applicants only, on Wednesdays, by appointment. See CPL info above.
Please call our Records Unit at 253-856-5800 to make an appointment. Hurry, slots fill up fast!
I need information on my case, but I don't know the case number.
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Incident or type of crime
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I'm interested in moving to a Kent apartment. What's the neighborhood crime rate?
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What do they compare to?
How do they compare to other areas, other cities, or prior years?
Is crime going up or down?
Has the property sold?
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Look for positive signs throughout the grounds, in the apartments, and from apartment management. We work with managers and owners of residential rental property to reduce crime Kent through our Safe Tenants and Rentals program.