Kent City Council approves housing code update

Kelli Fitzpatrick

Kent City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Wednesday amending Kent Health Department’s housing maintenance code. The code had been mostly unchanged since 1979.

Revisions include updating housing-license fees, pest-control measure and general fire-safety concerns in residence buildings containing three or more rooms. The updated code goes into effect Jan. 1.

Contact Kelli Fitzpatrick [email protected].