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There continues to be an outpouring of requests from home owners and businesses for an earthquake damage assessment to be performed on their properties. We have resumed our normal inspection hours, although our department is prioritizing the assessments to determine if the structures are safe to occupy. Currently, we ask for your understanding and patience while we work to ensure the safety of our community. 


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The Building Safety Mission: Guide safe construction and responsible development for the community.    

pen Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Planning and Development Center
4700 Elmore Road

Earthquake Structural Damage Information:
Request an Earthquake Damage Assessment Inspection

2019 Earthquake Contractor letter

Structural Engineer Damage Evaluation Services list

Change in Plan Review Availability - May 7 

After Hours request message/emergency work: 343-8300
Permit Counter: 343-8211
Permit Counter Fax: 343-8214
Building Code Questions: 343-8211
Main Office: 343-8301

Questions on Code(s), Permits, and General:  
Website Comments: Building Safety Webmaster
Employee Search: Municipal Employee Directory

Office Location: Map Office Location  

NOTE: On Wednesdays, the Permit Counter has limited service from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and plan review has limited service until 10 a.m. to facilitate consistency meetings. Permit submittals [new applications, change orders, etc.] must be received in the permit office before 4 p.m. Please call the Building Safety office at 343-8301 if you cannot make the 4 p.m. deadline, as we may be able to make arrangements to accommodate a late submittal.

    • Building Safety
    • Acting Building Offical: Ross Noffsinger
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-8301

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