Land Use Density Fee (911)
Changes to the 911 Service Fee
Previously, Kenton County funded 911 emergency dispatch operations through an annual per parcel fee, whereby, each parcel in Kenton County was levied a fee of $60 on its county property tax bill. Kenton County is migrating to a land use density fee. Every parcel will be assessed a fee based on the land use as defined by the Property Valuation Administrator's office (PVA).
How the Fee is Calculated
Actual cost is calculated by using the calls for service in each land use category so that each group is paying a fair fee.
Every year, the Fiscal Court estimates the funds needed to sustain the County Dispatch Operations, and studies 911 call data from the previous year. After calculating the total 911 calls to each parcel, the land use codes of all parcels are organized into several different land use density types. The portion of all 911 calls to those parcels are used to determine what portion of revenue these parcels are responsible for. The total allocated revenue responsibility is divided by total number of parcels of each land use density type, determining the fee for each parcel.
|Fee Grouping||Description||911 Standardized Fee 2019|
|Commercial Super Retail||Retail over 25,000 square feet||$2,630|
|Commercial Large Retail||Retail between 7,500 & 25,000 square feet||$435|
|Commercial Medium Retail||Retail between 2,500 & 7,500 square feet||$435|
|Commercial Small Retail||Retail between 1,000 & 2,500 square feet||$300|
|Commercial Tiny Retail||Retail under 1,000 square feet||$265|
|Commercial Non-Retail||All other Non-Exempt||$245|
|Public Use||Emergency Service|
Government Offices and Churches
|Low Density Residential and Agricultural||1 to 3 Units||$75|
|Medium Density Residential||4 to 39 Units||$75 per unit (max $340)|
|High Density Residential||40 or More Units||$75 per unit (max $4,595)|
No residential land use will owe more than $75 per unit.
If you believe there is a discrepancy or error in the 911 fee for your property, submit a 911 Fee Appeal form, and pay the remainder of your property tax bill to avoid penalties.
If you still have questions, contact us by email.