General Information about Business Licenses in Anchorage, AK
Not all businesses are required to obtain a business license for the city of Anchorage. However, most businesses will need to apply for a State of Alaska Business License. This will be required before any city license can be issued and before transacting any business. The cost of the state license is usually $50 for one year or $100 for two years. If you have are a sole proprietor or age 65 or older the cost is half of the standard fee. Requirements and fees will vary for businesses that are required to have a license or permit within the city limits of Anchorage.
What businesses need to apply for an Anchorage Business License?
The following types of business are required to obtain a City of Anchorage Business License in addition to the state license. The following is a list of businesses along with a link provided for the necessary forms, fees, and requirements. Each type of business will have a different application. Also, please check the following link for updated businesses as they are subject to change.
- Non-Commercial Solicitor
- Private Detective
- Roving Vendor/Ice Cream Trucks
- Shooting Gallery
- Tow Operator
- Used Automobile Display Lots
How do I apply for a city license if my type of Anchorage business is listed above?
You can either download the application, and mail them (include copy of state business license, specific documentation pertaining to Anchorage city license, and the applicable fees) or deliver them in person (be prepared to have a picture ID, check or cash, copy of the state license, any documentation necessary pertaining to your city license).
For mail delivery:
Municipal Clerks Office
P.O. Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99159-6650
Visit the Municipal Clerks Office:
632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 250
Anchorage, AK 99501
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except municipal holidays
CLICK THE LINK TO YOUR CITY BELOW TO APPLY FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE