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Kent Public Service Department
930 Overholt Rd, Kent, OH 44240
The Kent Public Service Department oversees the functions of several of the city's critical services, including waterMore reclamation, water treatment, engineering, vehicle maintenance and the city's central maintenance (road and infrastructure crews) operations. The department ensures that the city's infrastructure such as streets, sewer and water lines are maintained. By nature, the service department has garages and offices spread throughout the city. The primary contact point for residents and the front office operations are located at the Overholt Road complex, though the department also has several employee-only buildings at Plum Creek Park. The service director's office is located on the second floor of the Service Administration Complex on Overholt Road and shares the same main lobby with the Kent Community Development Department.
Kent Community Development Department
930 Overholt Rd, Kent, OH 44240

The Kent Community Development Department is a resident's source for all things related to zoning or buildingMore permits, zoning variances, engineering, property maintenance, housing rehabilitation programs and all other things property- or planning-related.

The department is located in what was the city's first service garage near the southwestern corner of the city. It is located in the same complex that houses the city's service and engineering department office personnel along with the central maintenance crews.

Kent Service Department garage
1220 Mogadore Rd, Kent, OH 44240

This Kent Service Department garage complex spans several acres adjacent to Plum Creek Park and also includes aMore service building and refueling station at the corner of Mogadore Rd. and Cherry St.

The complex houses the maintenance division, salt storage, yard waste transfer site and dog impound kennel.

The yard waste transfer site is open to residents, but hours change seasonally. For hours, contact the service department.

The remaining facilities are employee-use only and are not front offices available to residents. The service department front office is located at 930 Overhold Rd. in the Kent Community Development Department building.

Residents are permitted to inspect dogs held at the impound kennel but must contact the Kent Police Department to retrieve an impounded animal.

Kent Budget and Finance Department
325 S Depeyster St, Kent, OH 44240

Kent residents filing their city income tax or paying a water or sewer bill will likely end up in the budget andMore finance department at some point during their time in Kent.

The utility billing division of the finance department is the contact point for establishing water service and a water billing account in the city. The income tax division provides income tax filing forms for both residents and businesses within the city and it's two JEDDs.

A quick left through the north building in the South DePeyster Street city hall complex leads into the small lobby of the finance department, which is lined with plaques from the Ohio Auditor's Office recognizing Kent for more than 20 years of clean financial audits. The department's clerks can help residents file tax forms during tax season.

Kent State University Student Recreation and Wellness Center
1550 Ted Boyd Drive, Kent, OH 44240
The Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Kent State University has open membership available to members of theMore community. The massive facility features the latest in top-of-the-line exercise equipment, including a full complement of aerobic exercise machines, a complete weight room, lap and leisure pools, a running track, indoor soccer field, racquetball courts and several college-regulation basketball courts. Countless windows flood the three-level facility with natural light. Parking is available either by purchasing a daily permit at a vending machine or by buying a semester permit through the university's parking services department.