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The Official Website of the City of Kent

Neighborhood Services and Resources


Be proud of the community you live in and work together with us to make it a healthier place to live.

Neighborhood Traffic Control

The Kent's Neighborhood Traffic Control program help our residents to keep local streets safe.  A Citizens Action Request form will need to be filled out to start the process.

Block Watch

Everything you wanted to know about block watch and how you can get one started in your neighborhood.


The environment has many precious resources and there are ways you can help.  You'll find tips on how to preserve and keep our surroundings healthy.

Speed Watch Radar Trailer

The goal of the Speed Watch program is designed to make citizens more aware of speed limits in Kent. VIPS operate the traffic safety radar trailer in locations where speeding is a problem and/or safety is a concern.

Park Opportunities 

Help maintain parks, trails and natural areas throughout the city.  Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department actively seeks volunteers to assist with specific events, park clean-ups and recreation programs. 


Residents, local businesses and organizations have an opportunity to beautify Kent and enhance the quality of life by donating their time and energy to pick up litter along community streets.

Code Enforcement 

The City of Kent has ordinances which are developed to ensure safety, health and obtain attractive neighborhoods.  Issues that involve code compliance relate to junk/abandoned vehicles; trash, litter and garbage; excessive growth of weeds; illegal land clearing, grading and filling; zoning violations and other code infractions.  The city will investigate code compliance concerns by request.  Please call the Code Enforcement Division at 253-856-5409.

Community Police Academy

This informative series of classes is for persons interested in learning about police work as it is done in the City of Kent. We want to answer your questions about the police profession. All classes are taught by Officers and support staff of the Kent Police.

Citizens Emergency Response Team Training (CERT)

Through a supportive and dynamic adult learning environment, citizens participating in the training will learn to work as a team with the Kent Fire Department (in cooperation with Fire District 37) to make this community a safer place to live and to work.

Housing and Human Services

Kent is recognized as a leader in South King County in the human services arena.  The City has been funding nonprofit human service agencies to provide services to its residents since 1974.  In 1989 the City took a major step by allocating one (1) percent of its general fund revenue to fund human services.