Plan ahead for this construction season

The Cordova Planning Department is reminding residents that a building permit is required for the erection, construction, establishment, moving, alteration, enlargement, repair or conversion of any building or structure located within the city.

This is to ensure that all projects adhere to zoning requirements, height requirements, setbacks, minimum lot size and permitted uses which vary throughout the City. Building permits are available for residential, multi-family, commercial or industrial structures, and once approved, expires 12 months after the date issued.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at 907-424-6220, or visit the city website at

Also remember that any work, excavation, construction or use of city roads, streets, property or rights of way requires a city right of way permit / street cut permit, which is also available on the city website. Contact Bill Howard at Streets Division.