(1-800-478-4441 ext. #2200 toll free within the Borough)
BUILDING / CONSTRUCTION PERMIT INFORMATION
Any person, firm, or agency (including
Federal, State and Local government agencies) planning to work in navigable
waters of the United States, and/or discharge (dump, place, deposit) dredged or
fill material in waters of the United States, including wetlands, must first
obtain a permit from the Corps.† The
Corps is responsible for determining whether an area is a jurisdictional water
For further information regarding
projects near the
For further information regarding
projects near the Sterling Highway corridor (Cooper Landing, Sterling,
Soldotna, Kenai, Clam Gulch, Homer, etc.) and south of
The Environmental Protection Agency
provides financial and technical assistance to local, state and tribal
governments interested in developing aquatic resource protection plans.† Aquatic resources include wetlands, rivers,
lakes, ponds, marine waters and all other waters of the
The local EPA office also provides
assistance to the Corps of Engineers in review of projects that are proposed in
Waters of the
The EPA manages storm water permits
that are required for all construction projects that disturb over one acre of
land and for all subdivisions over 1 acre.†
Permit applications are available on line and at the
Contact information:† Phillip A. North, U.S. EPA Watershed
Coordinator, (907) 714-2483,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Alaska Operations Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage, AK† 99513-7588 or (907)271-5083.† Additional information is available at† http://www.epa.gov/region10/††
The Division of Habitat is a unit of
the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Effective July 1, 2008, fish habitat
permitting, Forest Resource and Practices Act Review, and other project review
functions were transferred from the Department of Natural Resources to the
Department of Fish and Game.† Contact
information:† Susan Chihuly,
Additional information is at:† http://www.kenairivercenter.org/Agencies/ADF&G/ADF&G.html
A State building permit is required
for all commercial buildings and all residential structures containing four or
more dwelling units.† This permit is
required at any location in the State.†
The State Fire Marshal issues permits after appropriate plans and
specifications are submitted and approved.†
Exception:† The following
jurisdictions have accepted a deferral for total code enforcement and plans should
be submitted directly to the city:† City
Information and applications are
available at State Fire Marshal,
The Alaska Department of Environmental
Conservation (ADEC) provides and enforces standards for water quality and waste
disposal. For information specific to domestic water wells and septic systems,
contact the local ADEC office at the
ADEC has a web site with links to information for septic systems, water wells, solid waste, etc.:† http://www.state.ak.us/dec/divs_contacts/index.htm
CITIES OF HOMER, KENAI, SELDOVIA,
SEWARD, SOLDOTNA, AND
In addition to State requirements, each city has building permits and setback requirements. Contact the individual city for additional information.
Local Option Zoning Districts (KPB 21.44)
Lands and subdivisions within local option zoning districts may be subject to permit requirements and building restrictions.† As of this revision, there are eight local option zoning districts.† Please consult the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Department to see if there is any newly approved zoning districts not listed below.† Please consult the KPB Code of Ordinances for a complete description of each zoning district, and of the building requirements and development standards that pertain to each district.†† Maps of all local option zoning districts are available in the Planning Department.
1.†††††††† College Heights KPB 21.09, Section 2, T4N
R11W, S.M., AK, Base
2.†††††††† Keystone Estates KPB 21.42, Section 35, T5N R10W, S.M., AK, Base Map KR 17.† Comprised of certain lots within Keystone Estates Subdivision.
3.†††††††† North Fork One KPB 21.40, Sections 2
& 3, T5S R15W, S.M., AK, Base
4.†††††††† Ten Mar Ranch KPB 21.44 & 21.46.040 A.1., Section 18, T5N R9W, S.M., AK, Base Map KR 9.† Comprised of Ten Mar Ranch Subdivision.†
5.†††††††† Diamond Ridge KPB 21.44 & 21.46.089
A.1., Sections 4 & 9, T6S R14W, S.M., AK, Base
6.†††††††† Russian Gap KPB 21.44 & 21.46.030 A.1. Section 30, T5N R2W, S.M., AK, Base Map CL 4. Comprised Russian Gap Subdivision and any further replats.
7.†††††††† Birch & Grouse Ridge KPB 21.44 & 21.46.030 A.2. Sections 28 & 29, T5N R3W, S.M., AK, Base Map CL 2 & 3.† Comprised of Birch & Grouse Ridge Subdivision and any further replats.
9.†††††††† Funny River Grove, KPB 21.46.040, SW1/4, Section 24, T5N, R9W, S.M., AK, Base Map KR 15.† Comprised of Funny River Grove Subdivision and any further replats.
10. †††††† Percy Hope KPB 21.26.050, Section 27, T10N R02W, S.M., AK Base Map Hope 1. Comprised of lots 1-6 and 8-13, Percy Hope Subdivision Preliminary Plat, KPB File No. 2008-129, and any further replats.
11.††††††† Discovery Park KPB 21.46.050, Section 34, T10N R02W, S.M., AK Base Map Hope 1. Comprised of lots 1-14 Discovery Park Subdivision Preliminary Plat, KPB File No. 2008-108, and any further replats.
Floodplain Development Permits† (KPB 21.06)
A Floodplain Development Permit is
required before construction or development of any kind begins, within
designated floodplain areas. Floodplain information is available at the
The following web site contains additional floodplain information:† http://www.kenairivercenter.org/Agencies/Floodplain/Floodplain.htm
The cities of Homer and Seward have enacted their own floodplain management code and need to be contacted directly for special development standards.
50-Foot Anadromous Stream Habitat Protection Areas (KPB 21.18)
A permit may be required for construction, major vegetation clearing and other development activities within 50-feet of the following Anadromous water bodies:† Anchor River, North Fork Anchor River, Beaver Creek, Bishop Creek, Bradley River, Chickaloon River, Deep Creek, English Bay River, Fox River, Funny River, Kasilof River, Kenai Lake, Kenai River, Killey River, Upper Killey River, Moose River, Ninilchik River, Quartz Creek, Russian River, Slikok Creek, Soldotna Creek, Stariski Creek, Seldovia River, Seven Egg Creek, and Swanson River.†
Permit information is available from
Road and Driveway Construction (KPB 14)
A permit is required to construct a
road, driveway or any other miscellaneous work performed within a dedicated
right-of-way.† Each city has their own
permits and requirements within city limits.†
For permits and requirements on state roads, contact the State of
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Road
Service Area issues permits for Borough right-of-ways.† The office is located at
Material Site Permits (KPB 21.26)
A conditional land use permit is required before extraction or operation of a material site.† The Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Department issues these permits (907-714-2206).† The following web site has information on material site permits:† http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/planningdept/material.htm
A website describing the Kenai Peninsula Borough Coastal Management Program, enforceable policies, and current review activity may be viewed at:† http://www.kenairivercenter.org/Agencies/coastal/UnderReview.htm
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Coastal District includes all lands below 1000 feet in elevation and all coastal waters seaward to the 3-mile limit of state jurisdiction.† A coastal consistency review is required if an activity requires an authorization from one or more state resource agency or a federal authorization.
To help determine whether state or federal permits are necessary for a project, applicants should fill out a Coastal Project Questionnaire, which can be found at: http://www.kenairivercenter.org/river-center/agencies/kpb-coastal-program
Assistance in determining whether your
project requires a coastal consistency review is available from the
Soils reports with typical disposal
system designs for subdivision plats approved under KPB Chapter 20.14
Wastewater Disposal may be on file with the Borough Planning Department. No
permits are required by the Borough for wastewater disposal systems.† Contact the State of
Prior to development on any lot within a subdivision, the recorded plat should be checked for notes applicable to development and use of the property. Plats approved by the Borough after 1980 are subject to a 20-foot building setback along rights-of-way. Plats approved prior to that date should be checked for a specific setback.
The developer should determine if any easements, covenants or restrictions are filed with the appropriate recording district, which may affect development of the property.
PLEASE NOTE:† This listing is compiled of best available sources.† The KPB assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions on this information sheet.† People are advised to contact the individual Federal and State agencies for up to date information on regulations and permits.†††††††††††††††††† ††††††† ††††††††††