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FNSB Planning and Construction
One-Stop Permitting Page

Site preparation and construction activities within the Fairbanks North Star Borough may require a number of different permits depending upon the type and scope of the activity. This page is intended to be a starting point for acquiring the required permits for your project.

Permits for site preparation and construction activities are issued primarily by the Department of Public Works and the Department of Community Planning. For your convenience, we've also listed common permits required by other government agencies.

For our forms page please click here.


Zoning Permit - An approved zoning permit is required before any excavation, construction, relocation or installation is started for a new land use. Except for conditional uses, projects in the GU-1 zoning district do not require a zoning permit.
Zoning Permit Application

Floodplain Permit - An approved floodplain permit is required for any new or substantially improved structure, alteration of a watercourse, or other development within the flood hazard area (Flood Zone A).
Floodplain Permit Application
Appendix B

Contact the Planning Department at
or (907) 459-1260.


Rural Services Division 459-1333

Construction Permits - Fairbanks North Star Borough Code of Ordinance, Title 14, Chapter 14.03 Excavation and Construction on Public Roads Within Road Service Areas provides for protection of public roads from construction or excavation activities. This ordinance requires a permit prior to any work taking place, including driveway installations, within the right of way. The processed permit provides instructions and reconstruction standards to assist in building it the right the first time.
Construction Permit Application for Driveways
Construction in Right of Way Permit Application

Design & Construction Division 459-1345

Permanent Storm Water Control Plan - A Permanent Storm Water Control Plan must be submitted and accepted by the Department prior to the issuance of a site development permit (see below). The plan must be developed by a CPESC or a professional engineer registered and licensed in Alaska. For more information on plan contents, see the FNSB BMP Design Guide.

Site Development Permit - An approved site development permit is required prior to the commencement of any construction activities that disturb greater than 1 acre (including projects less than 1 acre that are part of a larger common plan of development or sale that will collectively disturb more than one acre) and will discharge storm water to a FNSB road service area storm water conveyance system within the Fairbanks Urbanized Area.
Site Development Permit Application and Checklist
Fairbanks Stormwater Management Program

Solid Waste Division 459-1482

Demolition of Large Projects - Debris intended for disposal at the FNSB Landfill from demolition of large projects is subject to additional considerations prior to delivery. Complete a Demolition and Large Project Application and return to the landfill.
Demolition of Large Project Application

Building Permits:

The Fairbanks North Star Borough does not issue building permits. The Cities of Fairbanks and North Pole issue building permits within their boundaries.  The State Fire Marshall’s office issue building plan review permits outside of the City limits. Use the following links for more information:

City of Fairbanks Building Permits
Note that the City will require you to obtain a zoning permit from the Borough's Department of Community Planning prior to approving a building permit. Please contact the City of Fairbanks for information.

City of North Pole Building Office - Contact by phone: 907-488-2281

State Fire Marshalls office

Other Permits:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permits
Includes Rivers and Harbors Act, Section 10, 33 USC 403; Clean Water Act, Section 404, 33 USC 1344; Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, 33 USC 1413, Section 103.

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Fairbanks North Star Borough

PO Box 71267

Fairbanks, Alaska 99707-1267
809 Pioneer Road

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Written communications with public officials/borough employees generally are considered a public record
and subject to disclosure (viewing and/or copying of the communication) pursuant to a public records request.

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