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Speak Up!

July 01, 2016

Is your life too busy to fit in ONE MORE MEETING? When you get home after work, is going out again the last thing you want to do? If attending a Council meeting to let your views be known is out of your comfort zone for whatever reason, you now have an option. You can leave a comment on any item on ... details

Request An Absentee Ballot!

June 16, 2016

Voters of the City of Ketchikan may request an absentee ballot for the regular election of October 4, 2016 by downloading the form of your preference from the City Clerk's Elections/Voting page and submitting it to the City Clerk's Office. Voters may vote by mail, in person or by electronic ... details

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Museum Advisory Board meeting

Jul 19, 2016

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Museum Advisory Board meeting

Nov 15, 2016

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Public Works - Building Inspections

The mission of the Building Inspection Division is to ensure minimum code compliance standards for all new building construction and alterations to existing structures. Inspection services, information sharing, and coordination with citizens and other agencies are the Division’s daily responsibilities.

Building Permit Application

Fill-In Form (print after filling in as changes can't be saved)

Building Permit Basics Handout

Residential Sample Plan #1

Demolition Handout.pdf

Form 05 Demolition Handout.pdf

No Permit Required Handout

You do not need a building permit when...

Deck Building Permit and Construction Information

Building Code Synopsis

Quick Guide to Building Code Adoptions (2012 Editions)

Current Building Codes

Form 09 Local Designers Professionals.pdf


Physical Location:
Matt Elberson, Building Official
2930 Tongass Avenue 
Ketchikan, AK 99901-5742
Tel: (907) 228-4737 
FAX: (907) 225-8721