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About Independence

The city of Independence is located in the "Heart" of Kenton County in Northern Kentucky. Independence, even though a rapidly expanding community, maintains its small town heart while accomodating strong urban growth. In 2014 and 2015, Independence was named one of the safest in Kentucky.

      To read more click here

Amphitheater

The amphitheater is home to some exciting events for the citizens of Independence. In the summer citizens can expect concerts showcasing local talent, an occasional movie at dusk, or a puppet show for children.

      To view amphitheater events click here

Environment

Refuse and Recycling

The City of Independence has contracted with Rumpke of Kentucky, Inc. to provide trash collection.

To read more click here

Fire and E.M.S.

The Independence Fire District is a separate organization from the City of Independence. The Independence Fire District also maintains its own web site. To visit this site and learn about the Independence Fire District please follow the link below.

      To view the Independence Fire District website please click here

Government

Government

The City of Independence is comprised of a Mayor and six City Council members. The mayor is elected every 4 years and council is elected every two years.

Mayor

The Mayor of Independence is the chief executive officer of the City.

      To learn more about the Mayor and his office click here

Council

The City Council serves as the legislative body for Independence. City council has the responsibility for enacting City ordinances, appropriating and managing funds to conduct City business, and providing policy direction to other city departments.

City Administration

The City's day to day operations are run by the city administrator, city clerk and staff.

History

The following link provides a brief history of Independence including separation from Campbell County in 1840 thus giving the newly formed Kenton County its "independence".     Read More...

Living

Library

The Kenton County Library maintains the Independence branch just south of the city on Walton Nicholson Rd. Opened in 1997 this 39,000 sq. ft. building includes several modern features including free wi-fi for its patrons and computers with Microsoft Office.       Learn More...

Voter Information

Registered voters in Kentucky now can obtain information about their precinct location and legislative districts by using the State Board of Elections new Voter Information Center by clicking here

 

Online Services

The City of Independence offers convenient services to pay your taxes online.

Tax bills and Assessments

            View / pay your tax bills



Parks

Independence Parks and Recreation maintains 6 parks for the enjoyment of its citizens. To learn more about our beautiful parks please click here

 

Passports

The City of Independence is pleased to announce that passport applications will be accepted on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. click here to learn more

 

Photo Galleries

Our image and photo galleries are posted on Facebook. Anyone can view the images but to leave a comment you must be a registered Facebook user and "like" the page.

      To view the photo albums click here

 

Police

The City of Independence Police Department is an accredited agency dedicated to providing public safety for the city and its citizens.

      To learn more about the Police Department click here

 

Recreation

The City of Independence Parks and Recreation department is responsible for the creation and maintenance of city parks, the regulation of their use and the coordination of special events within the city.

      To learn more about the Recreation department click here

 

Schools

The schools in Independence are operated through Kenton County Public Schools or are private/parochial schools.

      To learn more about our schools click here

 

Taxes

The City of Independence provides the following online tax information for its residents here.

 

Utilities

To view a directory of utility services available in Independence please click here

 

Working

Independence has long been regarded as a "bedroom community". In recent years through consistent growth the city is now creating jobs and becoming a leader in Northern Kentucky for business development. The Independence Town Center is continuing to expand and add jobs even in the tough economic environment we are currently experiencing. Independence is a business friendly city that looks forward to continuing the growth currently underway.