City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385
http://www.juneau.org

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CDD Contact Info

Location:
230 South Franklin Street
4th Floor - Marine View Center

Hours:
Monday through Friday
(except Holidays):
8 am to 4:30 pm
Applications received:
8 am to 4 pm

Mail:
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Tel: (907) 586-0770
Fax: (907) 586-4529

Inspection Hotline:
(907) 586-1703

Email:
Permits@ci.juneau.ak.us

Community Development Department

Juneau Permit Center


Permit Matrix

Contact the Permit Center at 586-0770 for any of these permits unless specifically indicated below.

Type of Permit

Use of Permit

Accessory Apartment Permit A land use permit that allows the creation of a second dwelling unit which can be up to a 600SF, efficiency or one bedroom apartment on a lot which is zoned to not allow a full duplex.
Allowable Use Permit A land use permit granted by the planning commission that places conditions on the development of a lot to prevent negative impact on neighbors and community.
Building Permit A permit to build, add to, change use or occupancy, remodel, repair or replace a building or component of a building.  In Juneau, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and grading permits are also called building permits.
Click here for a list of Exemptions.
(**NOTICE - Not updated to 2006 Model Codes)
Burn Permit Notify Fire Department of on-site burning of trash.
Call 907-586-0259 or go online to: Burn Permit
Conditional Use Permit A land use permit granted by the planning commission that approves development of a lot and places conditions on the development to prevent negative impact on neighbors and community.
Deminimus Variance Permit A permit to allow a small variation from the required setbacks if the variation is caused by an error in construction.
Demolition Permit A permit to demolish a building or a portion of a building.
Driveway Permit A permit to create a driveway from a CBJ street onto a lot. On State of Alaska highways, streets, and roads; contact the Department of Transportation at 907-465-4526 or go online to:DOT
Early Start Authorization After submission of complete plans, authorizes applicant to begin grading and foundation work on a building before plan review is completed.
Electrical Permit (See Building Permit)
Fast Track Authorization Authorization to begin construction on specific phases of work on a building before all the plans are completed. This does not expedite plan review.
Fire Department Permits Fire Department permits other than Burn Permits are obtained at the CBJ Permit Center.  These permits include permits for Childcare/Daycare Inspections, Courtesy Inspections, Liquor License Inspections, Special Event Structures, Events in Mall Hallways, Fire Watch Approval, Material Storage, Hot Work, Land Clearing Burning, Open Flame, Paint Booths, Fireworks or Pyrotechnical Events, Blasting, and Shipment of Explosives to an Established Site.
Grading Permit A building permit to excavate and/or fill or grade a site.
Mining Permit A permit to develop a mineral extraction operation.
Minor Lot Consolidation A permit to combine up to four lots under common ownership into a single lot without replatting the property.
Noise Permit A permit to operate heavy construction equipment in the nighttime. Covers work prior to 7:00am (9:00am weekends) or after 10:00pm.
Oil Tank Installation / Decommissioning – Home Heating Oil Tanks Currently, neither the City and Borough of Juneau nor the State of Alaska require permits for abandoning residential oil tanks. For useful information on home heating oil tank installation, self-inspections and decommissioning go online to HHOT or call 465-5340.
Oil Tank Installation / Decommissioning – Commercial Underground or Above Ground Storage Tanks (UST / AST) The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulates the UST program and has helpful information for tank owners of both UST’s and AST’s.  Online at: UST or call 907-269-8149
Oil Spills From Oil Tanks The State of Alaska requires the owners of oil storage tanks to report spills of oil and to take cleanup actions.  For reporting a spill and to receive technical assistance in taking appropriate cleanup actions call 465-5340.  For more information on reporting requirements go online at Report
Plumbing Permit (See Building Permit)
Public Facilities Transmission & Excavation Permit Permit to allow utilities to be installed or repaired in the CBJ right-of-way. On State of Alaska highways, streets, and roads; contact the Department of Transportation at 907-465-4526.
Sewer Permit A permit to connect to the CBJ sewer utility obtained at Juneau Permit Center.  All properties that have buildings within 200 feet of a CBJ sewer line are required to connect to city sewer if they have plumbing fixtures. (On-lot water and sewer are regulated by the State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation at 907-465-5350 or online at: DEC)
Sign Permit Permit to erect a commercial sign.  May also need a building permit.
Special Expedited Authorization Authorization to work on a specific phase of a building before plan review is completed.
Street & Sidewalk Use Permit A permit for temporary exclusive use of a portion of a street or sidewalk during construction activities.
Street Closure Permit A Police Department permit to temporarily close a street for a scheduled event or for the exclusive use of a group. Call 586-0600 for information.
Street & Sidewalk Vending Permit Permit to operate a vending cart on a street or sidewalk.  (Vending carts operated within CBJ parks are permitted by the CBJ Parks and Recreation Department 907-586-5226. Vending carts operated on CBJ docks are permitted by Juneau Docks and Harbors at 907-586-0292)
Street Vacation Permit Permit to convert a CBJ right-of-way into private land. On State of Alaska highways, streets, and roads; contact the Department of Transportation at 907-465-4526
Subdivision Permit Permit to split or combine lots or adjust property line locations.
Variance A permit to vary the dimensional requirements of the land use (zoning) code such as reducing the land use setbacks normally required for a lot.
Water Connection Permit A permit to connect to CBJ water utility. (On-lot water and sewer are regulated by the State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation at 907-465-5350 or online at: DEC Water
Wetlands Permit A permit to develop property in a Class C or D (minor) wetland over which CBJ has jurisdiction. (For other wetland permits, contact the US Army Corps of Engineer's at 907-790-4490)
Zone Change A process to amend the CBJ zoning map to allow broader use or restrict the use of a lot or lots.


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