Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Since January 1, 2023, Tukwila has been contracting for fire and EMS services with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. This contract expanded on a long-term relationship that had already existed between the city and the Puget Sound Fire. In November 2023, residents in the City of Tukwila voted to fully annex Tukwila’s fire department into Puget Sound Fire. By approving the annexation, voters made this relationship permanent, allowing the city to have a voice in guiding Puget Sound Fire through three voting governance board seats effective January 2024.

Puget Sound Fire provides emergency and non-emergency services to more than 120 square miles of property, protecting residents in the cities of Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, SeaTac and Tukwila, as well as unincorporated areas of King County Fire District #37 and King County Fire District #43.


Contact Information

Social media: @pugetsoundfire

Fire Administration
24611 116th Avenue SE
Kent, WA 98030
Phone: (253) 856-4300
Fax: (253) 856-6300

Community Risk Reduction (Fire Marshal Services)
400 West Gowe, Ste. 414
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (253) 856-4400
Fax: (253) 856-6301


Fire Permit Fees

Fire Permit Checklists

Development and new construction permits and inspections are now administered by Puget Sound Fire’s Community Risk Reduction Division, however, all applications and inspection requests must still be made through the City of Tukwila’s permitting website. All permits and approved plans are required to be on-site at the time of inspection. For more information, contact Puget Sound Fire at (253) 856-4400 or by email at or