Building Departments in Alaska

There are 15 Building Departments in Alaska, serving a population of 738,565 people in an area of 570,488 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 49,237 people, and 1 Building Department per 38,032 square miles.

The state of Alaska is ranked 18th in Building Departments per capita, and 50th in Building Departments per square mile.

List of AK Building Departments

Find Alaska building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Anchorage Building Department 3600 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits 4700 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Municipality Planning & Dev Department 632 West 6th Avenue Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Planning Department 4700 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK

Borough Zoning 710 Mill Bay Road Kodiak, AK

Fairbanks Building Department 800 Cushman Street Fairbanks, AK

Homer Planning and Zoning Department 491 East Pioneer Avenue Homer, AK

Kodiak Permits 710 Mill Bay Road Kodiak, AK

Palmer Building Department and Zoning 645 Cope-Industrial Way Palmer, AK

Palmer Planning Department 350 East Dahlia Avenue Palmer, AK

Sitka Building Department 100 Lincoln Street Sitka, AK

Sitka City Zoning 100 Lincoln Street Sitka, AK

Soldotna Zoning 177 South Birch Lane Soldotna, AK

USGSA Building Department in Anchorage 222 West 7th Avenue Anchorage, AK

Wasilla Permits 290 East Herning Avenue Wasilla, AK

Alaska Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Alaska Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Alaska Residential Housing Units
 AlaskaUnited States
Total Housing Units313,937135,393,564
Occupied Housing Units252,536 (80.4%)118,825,921 (87.8%)
Alaska Occupied Residential Buildings
 AlaskaUnited States
Single-Family Detached Homes155,330 (61.5%)74,725,744 (62.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes20,991 (8.3%)7,108,474 (6.0%)
2 Apartments13,276 (5.3%)4,163,223 (3.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments19,370 (7.7%)5,096,643 (4.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments12,229 (4.8%)5,539,054 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments19,960 (7.9%)15,360,749 (12.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing11,380 (4.5%)6,832,034 (5.7%)
Alaska Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 AlaskaUnited States
2014 or Later1,394 (0.6%)1,027,503 (0.9%)
2010 to 20136,960 (2.8%)2,888,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 200940,823 (16.2%)17,290,715 (14.6%)
1980 to 1999100,678 (39.9%)32,923,618 (27.7%)
1960 to 197982,647 (32.7%)31,190,223 (26.2%)
1940 to 195916,326 (6.5%)18,692,139 (15.7%)
1939 or Earlier3,708 (1.5%)14,813,119 (12.5%)
Alaska Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 AlaskaUnited States
1 Room6,442 (2.6%)2,205,033 (1.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms43,233 (17.1%)12,973,069 (10.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms96,985 (38.4%)41,694,651 (35.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms64,040 (25.4%)36,818,298 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms41,836 (16.6%)25,134,870 (21.2%)
Alaska Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 AlaskaUnited States
No Bedroom7,157 (2.8%)2,479,583 (2.1%)
1 Bedroom29,132 (11.5%)12,375,686 (10.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms162,317 (64.3%)77,772,411 (65.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms53,930 (21.4%)26,198,241 (22.0%)
Alaska Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 AlaskaUnited States
With Complete Plumbing Facilities242,537 (96.0%)118,355,147 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities244,566 (96.8%)117,845,683 (99.2%)