City taxes are administered by the Finance Department located in the Centennial Building [400 West Gowe Street, Suite 406]. The Finance Department can be contacted by e-mail at Finance@KentWA.gov.
The City of Kent imposes the following taxes used to fund essential City services:
These taxes are remitted directly to the City of Kent. The City also receives a portion of the following taxes remitted as follows:
- Property Tax
- Real Estate Excise Tax
State of Washington
- Sales and Use Tax
- Lodging Tax
- Leasehold Excise Tax
- Brokered Natural Gas Use Tax
It is important that the business properly records the City of Kent’s Location Code  on the Department of Revenue Combined Excise Tax Return to ensure that the City’s portion of the state collected taxes are remitted to the City.
Please see Helpful Contact Information for the City of Kent as well as other agencies. The Guide to Kent’s Business and Occupation Tax provides a comprehensive discussion of the City’s business & occupation tax and an overview of other taxes imposed by the City.
Note all possible applications of the tax requirements are discussed. For clarification of your individual circumstances, consult the Kent City Code (KCC), your tax advisor or both.
Sales and use tax information is available from the Washington State Department of Revenue.
The material in this site is intended for general informational purposes only. While it is current at the time of publication, changes to the Kent City Code (KCC) or state law may invalidate some of this information. In the event of a conflict between this site and the KCC, the KCC prevails.