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The Official Website of the City of Kent

Business Resources

Development and land use

Everything you need to know about construction, land development and permits.


Kent Station Shopping Center

Opened in autumn 2005, this urban shopping village located in the heart of downtown Kent offers dining, movies, shopping, services, education and community events.

Doing business in Kent

Licensing information, proposals, services and resources brought together in one place.


We’ve simplified the construction, development application and review processes.

City Taxes

City taxes are administered by the Finance Department Audit Division located in the Centennial Building [400 West Gowe Street, Suite 406].  The Audit Division can be contacted by e-mail at Business-Occupation@KentWA.gov or phone at 253-856-6266.  If you are looking for information about the City of Kent taxes, including the new Business and Occupation (B&O) tax, this is the place.


Starting a business 

We help you get started with licensing information, demographics, service and resources.


Kent Chamber of Commerce

Your complete resource for relocation, tourism, real estate, banks, schools and more.

 Kent Downtown Partnership

The KDP works as a partner between the downtown businesses, property owners, residents, City of Kent, and the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

Economic development

We make doing business easier with better resources, assistance, transportation and more.