​​​​​​Licenses

No matter what type of business you start in Alaska, you will be required to obtain a state of Alaska Business license​. This is a requirement for all types of business entities (Sole Proprietor, Partnership, LLC, S Corporation, Non Profit, etc.) In addition to the state of Alaska Business license (and any corporation or professional licensing​ paperwork that your industry may need) the Municipality requires that certain industries also obtain a Municipal business license and or specific permits relevant to that industry.

The businesses that require a Municipal business license or permit are listed below (For information on terms and fees, and to download an application; select from the following licenses or permits) 

Complete list of permits by industry per the municipality 

Food & Beverage​

Are you particpating in an event or business that will sell or serve food to the public? Whether short term or long term, a permit may be needed. To begin the process call Food, Safety, and Sanition at 907-343-4200 or email wwhhs@muni.org to find out if your activity will require a permit. ​

Roving Vendors
Municipal Clerk
343-4316
Sidewalk Food Vendor
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Mobile Food Vendor Permit
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Bed & Breakfast Permit
Planning
343-8332
Grocery Store Permit 
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Food Establishment Permit (Restaurant, Grocery, Temporary)
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Health Permit
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Vending Machine Company Permit
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Confectioner's Permit
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Caterer Permit
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Convenience Store
Health & Human Services 
343-4200
Snack Bar Permit
Health & Human Services 
343-4200
Alcoholic Beverages on Municipal Parkland
Parks and Recreation
343-4474
Fish Market Retail Permit
Health & Human Services 
343-4200

Kitchen Institutional Permit
Health and Human Services
343-4200

Transportation/Vehicle
State Drivers License (State of Alaska)Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance Program
Chauffeurs License
Transportation Inspection
786-8525
Limousine Permit
Transportation Inspection
786-8525
Tow Operator License
Municipal Clerk
343-4316
Horse Drawn Vehicle Permit
Transportation Inspection
786-8525
Taxicab Permit
Transportation Inspection
786-8525
Rental Vehicle Agency-Certificate of Registration
Treasury
343-6686 or 
343-6967 or
343-6634
Vehicle for Hire Permit
Transportation Inspection
786-8525
Disabled Parking Permit
AK Department of Motor Vehicles
269-5559
Property and Utility UsageTo Locate all Utilities, call 278-3121
Outdoor Concert Permit
Parks & Recreation
343-4474
Athletic Field Permit
Parks & Recreation
343-4474
Park Special Event Permit 
Parks & Recreation
343-4474
Vendor Permit for Parks
Parks​ & Recreation
343-4474
Facility Use Permit for Parks & Rec Facilities 
Parks & Recreation
343-4474
Public Assembly Permit on Park Land
Parks & Recreation
343-4474
Right of Way Road Use Permits
Development Services
343-8240
Land Use Permit
343-8343
On Site Water and Wastewater Permit 
Single Family
Construction
343-7904
Cemetery Reservation, Burial 
Health & Human Services
343-6814
Sidewalk Encroachment Permit
Development Services 
343-8240
Right of Way Rental Permits
Development Services 
343-8240
Wetlands Fill Permit
Planning
343-7918
Water Connect Permit
Water & Wastewater Utility
564-2762
Well Driller's Permit, Single Family
Development Services Onsite
343-7904
Water & Sewer Public Permits
Water and Wastewater Utility
564-2762
Hydrant Usage Permit 
Water and Wastewater 
564-2762
Mobile Home Permit
Development Services 
343-8211
Building & Construction
Mechanical Permit
Development Services
343-8211
Plumbing Permits
Development Services
343-8211
Building Permit
Development Services
343-8211
Demolition Permit
Development Services
343-8211
Electrical Permit
Development Services
343-8211
Sign Permit
Development Services
343-8211
Sewer Connect Permit
Water & Wastewater Utility
564-2762
Moving a Building Permit
Development Services
343-8211
Asbestos Disposal
Solid Waster Services 
343-6266
Animal Facility (Commercial) 
Animal Care & Control
343-8119
Business & Contractors
Municipal Contractor's License 
Development Services
343-8211
State Contractor's License (Issued by the State)
Private Detective 
Municipal Clerk's Office
343-4316
Pawnbroker
Municipal Clerk's Office
343-4316
Roving Vendor Municipal 
Clerk's Office
343-4316
Used Auto Display
Municipal Clerk's Office
343-4316
Adult Oriented Establishment
Municipal Clerk's Office
343-4316
Circus Carnival & Fair
Municipal Clerk's Office
343-4316
Shooting Gallery
Municipal Clerk's Office
343-4316
Teen Nightclub
Municipal Clerk's Office
343-4316
Unlicensed Night Club
Code Enforcement
343-8843
Swimming Pool/Spa Permit
Health & Human Services 
343-4200
Beauty & Barber Shop Permits
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Operator of Lodging Facility and Certificate of Registration
Treasury
343-6686 or 343-6967
Child/Adult Care Facility License
Health & Human Services
343-4758
Adult Care (Quasi-Institutional)
Health and Human Services
343-4758
Environmental
Noise Permit
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Pollutant Discharge Permit
Public Works
343-8135
Burn Permit
Anchorage Fire Department 
267-5020 (Permit Application)
Air Quality Stationary Source Operating Permit
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Pesticide Permit (Commercial Application)
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Pesticide Controller's Permit
Health & Human Services
343-4200
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Solid Waste Services
343-6262
Flood Hazard Permits
Project Management & Engineering 
343-8251
I/M Station & Mechanic Certification
Health & Human Services 
343-6970
Animal Litter License 
Animal Care & Control
343-8119
Other
Tobacco License
Treasury
343-6686 or 343-6967
Elevator, Escalator, Handicap Lift Permit
Development Services
343-8211
Dog License
Animal Care & Control
343-8119

Special Events

Parks and Recreation 343-4355​