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Title 21 

"Old" Title 21 regulations ("old code") can be found on the Internet at municode.  

The most current version of the "new" Title 21 ("new code"), including amendments adopted by the Assembly on December 3, 2013, is here:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  General Provisions

Chapter 2:  Boards, Commissions, and Municipal Administration

Chapter 3:  Review and Approval Procedures

Chapter 4:  Zoning Districts

Chapter 5:  Use Regulations

Chapter 6:  Dimensional Standards and Measurements

Chapter 7:  Development and Design Standards

Chapter 8:  Subdivision Standards

Chapter 9:  Girdwood

Chapter 10:  Chugiak-Eagle River

Chapter 11:  Signs

Chapter 12:  Nonconformities

Chapter 13:  Enforcement

Chapter 14:  Rules of Construction and Definitions

Effective Date

On February 26, 2013, the Assembly approved a comprehensive rewrite of Title 21, which takes effect on January 1, 2014.

Applicants for entitlements under Title 21 who file their application between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015 will have the choice to be reviewed under either the Title 21 that existed on February 25, 2013 ("old code") or the Title 21 rewrite ("new code"). Applicants for entitlements who file their application on or after January 1, 2016 will be reviewed under the new code.

Areas Excepted from the Effective Date

Applications for entitlements under Title 21 filed on or after January 1, 2014 for properties within the following areas/zoning districts shall continue to be reviewed under the "old code":

  • B-2A, B-2B, and B-2C zoning districts, until new land use regulations for the areas in these districts in Downtown Anchorage are adopted and implemented.
  • Land within the property boundaries of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, until a new airport zoning district is adopted and the airport lands area rezoned.
  • The D-2, B-4, and T zoning districts, until rezoned. 
    • Planning Division
    • Deputy Director: Hal Hart
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907-343-7909