Statutory References for Alaska Cities

The statutory references direct the code user to those portions of the Alaska Statutes that are applicable to the laws of the municipality. This reference list is up to date through July 2015.

Administration and Personnel

Appointment of officials

AS 29.20.360

Appeals from administrative decisions

AS 29.40.050


AS 29.20.050 – AS 29.20.120


AS 29.20.610

Compensation of elected officials

AS 29.20.620

Conflict of interest

AS 29.20.010


AS 29.26.01029.26.070

General powers

AS 29.35.010

Historic district and commission

AS 29.55.01029.55.020

Homeland security and civil defense powers of the Dept. of Military and Veterans’ Affairs

AS 26.20.020

Legislative powers

AS 29.20.050

Local health administration

AS 18.10.010 et seq.

Manager plan

AS 29.20.46029.20.520

Municipal attorney

AS 29.20.370

Municipal clerk

AS 29.20.380

Municipal executive and administrator

AS 29.20.22029.20.280

Municipal treasurer

AS 29.20.390

Oaths of office

AS 29.20.600

Open public meetings

AS 29.20.020 and AS 44.62.310

Personnel system authorized

AS 29.20.410

Planning commission

AS 29.40.020

Procedures of governing bodies

AS 29.20.160

School districts and boards

AS 14.12.01014.12.115 and AS 29.20.300

Schools, local administration of

AS 14.14.020 et seq.

Utility boards

AS 29.20.310

Vacancies in office

AS 29.20.17029.20.180 and AS 29.20.280



AS 3.55.0103.55.070

Regulation authorized

AS 29.35.200; 29.35.210; AS 29.35.260

Buildings and Construction

Trailer camps

AS 18.35.010 et seq.

Business Licenses and Regulations

Alcoholic beverages

AS 29.35.080


Air quality control

AS 29.35.055

General Provisions

Alcoholic beverages municipal regulation

AS 4.21.010 and AS 4.16.070

Codification of city ordinances

AS 29.25.050

General powers

AS 29.35.010 et seq.

Municipal enactments

AS 29.25.010 et seq.

Penalties for ordinance violations

AS 29.25.070

Health and Safety

Food and drugs

AS 17 et seq.

Garbage and solid waste

AS 29.35.050

Hazardous waste and hazardous materials

AS 29.35.500 et seq.

Public Peace, Morals and Welfare


AS 29.35.085


AS 11.71

Enforcement of ordinances

AS 29.25.070

Offenses against family

AS 11.51.10011.51.140

Offenses against the person

AS 11.41.10011.41.530

Offenses against property

AS 11.46.10011.46.990

Offenses against public administration

AS 11.56.10011.56.900

Offenses against public health and decency

AS 11.66.10011.66.300

Offenses against public order

AS 11.61.10011.61.250

Prohibition of use of electronic devices while driving

AS 28.35.16

Unmanned aircraft systems (drones)

AS 29.35.140


AS 29.35.145

Public Services

Franchises and permits

AS 29.35.060

Garbage and solid waste services

AS 29.35.050

Municipally owned utilities

AS 29.35.020

Public utilities rates

AS 29.35.070

Revenue and Finance

Acquisition and disposal of city property

AS 29.35.090

Budget and capital program

AS 29.35.100

Municipal debt

AS 29.47.01029.47.460

Property taxation

AS 29.45.01029.45.550; 29.45.580

Sales and use taxes

AS 29.45.700, 29.45.710

Special assessments

AS 29.46.01029.46.140

Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places

Extraterritorial jurisdiction

AS 29.35.020

Special assessments and service areas

AS 29.46


Subdivisions and dedications

AS 40.15

Vehicles and Traffic

Impoundment and forfeiture

AS 28.01.015

Local regulation of traffic

AS 28.01.010

Snow vehicles

AS 28.39



AS 29.35.180 and AS 29.40