​Commercial Building Permits

There are 2 different types of Commercial permits:

  • Inside the Building Safety Service Area (BSSA) - Any owner or authorized agent intending to construct, enlarge, large, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building, structure or portion thereof, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the install of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit unless work is specifically exempted​ by this code.
  • Outside the Building Safety Service Area (BSSA) - Land use permits are required for new buildings, additions, a change in use/occupancy of the structure. Please visit https://dps.alaska.gov/Fire/PRB/Home for other plan review requirements.



​1. Completed Commercial Worksheet
2. Map of the Building Safety Area