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Does the City provide public garbage pick-up?

As of August 1, 2009 the City does provide citywide trash service. For additional information please...

Can I have a fire in my backyard?

Recreational fires are permitted without the permission of the EPA when the fire is for cooking...

How do I pay a parking ticket?

Parking tickets may be paid at the Budget and Finance Department located at 325 S. Depeyster Street...

What is happening when I hear sirens?

Sirens are tested the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00am and the third Wednesday at 6:30pm....

Do I need a building permit to reshingle my roof?

You do not need a building permit for reshingling unless the work requires repairs to the wood...

In the City of Kent do I need a permit to have a garage sale?

No, you do not need a permit. However, the City does request that you do not hold a garage sale for...

What time do the parks close?

All parks in the City close at dusk.

I am in need of Medical care, where can I go if I am an uninsured, Kent resident with low income?

You may contact Town Hall II, 155 N. Water St. at (330) 678-3006 or Axcess Pointe Health Center,...

What do I not need a permit for?

Minor reshingling, replacement of doors and windows of the same size, and vinyl siding.

Who must pay non-resident fees for programs and sports activities?

Those who do not live or own property within Kent City limits.