City of Kent Ordinances
The Kent City Charter, Section 35 defines acts of Council
requiring passage of an ordinance. Click here
to read Section 35 of the Charter.
All ordinances and resolutions must be read, by title only, at three
separate meetings. Council may, by a three-fourth majority vote
(or seven members), suspend the three readings. This would enable
them to consider and pass an ordinance on the same night.
Council may enact the "emergency" clause
which allows an ordinance to become effective as of the date of passage. If they choose
not to enact the emergency clause, ordinances take effect at a later date. Generally,
unless otherwise specified, the least time allowed by law is thirty days.
Below is a list of all ordinances passed since 2007. After clicking on
the year, click on the ordinance number to read the entire ordinance. If you wish to
review the minutes where a specific ordinance is passed, click on the date.
Some ordinances contain maps, deeds, or other items,
known as exhibits, that are not available electronically. Those
items are on file with the original signed ordinance in the Kent City
Council office, located at 320 S. Depeyster Street, Kent. OH.