Building Departments in Anchorage, Alaska

There are 5 Building Departments in Anchorage, Alaska, serving a population of 298,225 people in an area of 1,707 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 59,645 people, and 1 Building Department per 341 square miles.

In Alaska, Anchorage is ranked 8th of 365 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 7th of 365 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Anchorage Building Departments

Find Anchorage, 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

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

About the Anchorage Building Department

Building Departments in Anchorage, AK are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Anchorage DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Anchorage, Alaska building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Anchorage building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Anchorage, AK zoning laws and requirements

Anchorage Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Anchorage 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.

Anchorage Residential Housing Units
 AnchorageAnchorage Municipality
Total Housing Units115,748115,748
Occupied Housing Units106,012 (91.6%)106,012 (91.6%)
Anchorage Occupied Residential Buildings
 AnchorageAnchorage Municipality
Single-Family Detached Homes52,679 (49.7%)52,679 (49.7%)
Single-Family Attached Homes13,461 (12.7%)13,461 (12.7%)
2 Apartments5,876 (5.5%)5,876 (5.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments10,715 (10.1%)10,715 (10.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments7,106 (6.7%)7,106 (6.7%)
10 or More Apartments11,355 (10.7%)11,355 (10.7%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing4,820 (4.5%)4,820 (4.5%)
Anchorage Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 AnchorageAnchorage Municipality
2014 or Later490 (0.5%)490 (0.5%)
2010 to 20132,581 (2.4%)2,581 (2.4%)
2000 to 200913,089 (12.3%)13,089 (12.3%)
1980 to 199940,290 (38.0%)40,290 (38.0%)
1960 to 197941,884 (39.5%)41,884 (39.5%)
1940 to 19597,333 (6.9%)7,333 (6.9%)
1939 or Earlier345 (0.3%)345 (0.3%)
Anchorage Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 AnchorageAnchorage Municipality
1 Room1,960 (1.8%)1,960 (1.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms13,757 (13.0%)13,757 (13.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms40,584 (38.3%)40,584 (38.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms28,782 (27.1%)28,782 (27.1%)
8 or More Rooms20,929 (19.7%)20,929 (19.7%)
Anchorage Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 AnchorageAnchorage Municipality
No Bedroom2,174 (2.1%)2,174 (2.1%)
1 Bedroom9,944 (9.4%)9,944 (9.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms68,843 (64.9%)68,843 (64.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms25,051 (23.6%)25,051 (23.6%)
Anchorage Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 AnchorageAnchorage Municipality
With Complete Plumbing Facilities105,519 (99.5%)105,519 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities105,313 (99.3%)105,313 (99.3%)