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

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Hours of Operation
Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

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. 

Emergency Retrofits/Repairs: Please see information on the Building Safety Permitting page for how to get an emergency inspection of a replaced or repaired electrical service and also on how to use the retrofit hotline for emergency replacement of water heaters, boilers and other failed equipment. Please see information on the page for emergency after-hours permitting and electrical inspections for disconnected utilities.

Information on Contractor Licensing

Before you hire a contractor for your remodeling, electrical, plumbing/mechanical, or construction project, check our new municipal licensing website to insure the company you hire is fully licensed and bonded. Licensed contractors have a general contractors and municipal license, and must prove they have the proper training, general liability insurance, and bonding for their state license. The traditional "handyman" is not required to have any training or insurance. If a property owner hires an unlicensed contractor and one of the workers causes damage or is injured on the job, the property owner may be held personally liable. Protect yourself; insure your contractor is licensed and bonded. Check our new licensing website.

The Development Services Division takes great effort to provide secure, accurate, and complete information on this web site. Updates happen frequently. Please contact our office at any time with questions.

    • Building Safety
    • Building Offical & Director : Kent Kohlhase
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-8301
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