NOTICE:   Business license application forms have been updated. Please download current forms at the below links!


Business Licenses Issued by the Clerk

Questions?  Email us at ​MuniLicenses@anchorageak.gov.

If you do not see a license below that fits your business, please click here for All Municipal Lice​nses & Permits.

You are not licensed to operate your business until you receive the actual license/permit.  For information on terms and fees, and to download an application; select from the following licenses or permits issued by the Municipal Clerk's Office:  

Renewal Information:

A renewal reminder postcard will be mailed to you one month in advance of the expiration date of your license/permit.  During a lapse in renewal, your license/permit is considered invalid.

When applying for a renewal, please be prepared to provide:

  • Completed Application
  • Picture Identification
  • Cash, Check, or Credit Card Payment
  • Copy of State of Alaska Business License -  All businesses operating in the State of Alaska require a State of Alaska Business License.
  • Other Required Documentation Related to License/Permit if applicable
  • Additional Licensing and/or Permitting may be required by other municipal departments for businesses that operate in Anchorage.  

Submit your renewal in-person at the Municipal Clerk's Office. (While on business at City Hall, free parking is located in the parking lot behind the building on 7th Avenue, between F and G Streets.)  
Submit your renewal by mail to the Municipal Clerk's Office. For information about the location and hours of the Municipal Clerk's Office including the mailing address, go to the Contact Information webpage. Please include all required documentation, application, and payment.  


Municipal Marijuana Establishment Licenses

Municipal marijuana licensing regulations can be found in AMC 10.80

The Municipality of Anchorage will only be accepting applications for a new Municipal Marijuana Establishment License and Special Land Use Permit after the applicant’s State of Alaska Marijuana Establishment License application has been deemed completed by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board. For information on the State of Alaska Marijuana License, please contact the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office

​For detailed information regarding the Municipal process, go to the Municipal Marijuana Webpage.

Questions?  Email us at MuniLicenses@anchorageak.gov.

What do I have to do? See our APPLICATION ​PROCESS FLOWCHART

NOTICE:   Marijuana license application forms have been updated. Please download current forms at the below links!

To download, select from the following marijuana license applications issued by the Municipal Clerk's Office: 

A renewal reminder will be e-mailed to you on or before May 1st of the current renewal year.  Renewal applications are due no later than June 30th of the current yearRenewal applications filed July 1st through August 31st are delinquent and may result in closure of the marijuana establishment after August 31st until the Assembly approves the renewal of the license.  

When applying for a renewal, please be prepared to provide:

  • Completed Application 
  •  Application Requirements as listed on Renewal Application
  • Other Required Documentation Related to License/Permit if applicable
  • Additional Licensing and/or Permitting may be required by other municipal departments for businesses that operate in Anchorage.  

Submit your renewal in-person at the Municipal Clerk's Office. (While on business at City Hall, free parking is located in the parking lot behind the building on 7th Avenue, between F and G Streets.)  
Submit your renewal by mail to the Municipal Clerk's Office. For information about the location and hours of the Municipal Clerk's Office including the mailing address, go to the Contact Information webpage. Please include all required documentation, application, (and payment if required).  


Municipal Review of Liquor Licenses 

Action on Liquor Licenses by the Local Governing Body:

The Anchorage Assembly receives Liquor License applications from the State of Alaska for premises located within the Municipality of Anchorage.  Based on specific criteria laid out in AMC 2.30.120 and AMC 10.50, the Assembly will make a recommendation to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for waive of protest (non-objection) or protest of the license.

Special Land Use Permits for alcohol are required for all establishments applying for a Liquor License within the Municipality of Anchorage.  For information regarding the APPLICATIO​N for Special Land Use Permit for Alcohol, please contact the Planning Department at 343-8211.

For more information on the Municipal review of State of Alaska liquor license applications, please contact the Municipal Clerk's Office at 343-4264.

For more information on how to obtain or renew a liquor license in the Municipality of Anchorage, please contact the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office.

​​​Search for a Marijuana License:

Marijuana Icon.pngMarijuana License Map

Map shows Municipal marijuana licenses that the Assembly has reviewed and approved. (Please contact AMCO for current status of the State of Alaska marijuana license.)

 

Search for a Liquor License:

Alcohol Icon.pngLiquor License Map

Map shows liquor licenses that the Municipality has reviewed and approved. (Please contact AMCO for current status of the license.)

 

 

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