KPB Code of Ordinances Chapter 21.29 (Adopted as Ordinance 2006-01, August 1, 2006) regulates material extraction, materials processing, and excavation in the water table.

If you are planning to dig on your property, please read the information below to determine if a borough permit is required.

The following types of material extraction activities
does not require a borough permit:

Material extraction which disturbs a cumulative area of less than one acre, that is not in a mapped flood plain, or subject to 21.29.010(B), does not enter the water table, and does not cross property boundaries.  There will be no excavation within 20 feet of a right-of-way, or within 10 feet of a lot line.

Material extraction taking place on dewatered bars within the confines of the Snow River and the streams within the Seward-Bear  Creek Flood Service Area.  However, operators subject to this exemption shall provide the planning department with the information required by KPB 21.29.030(A)(1), (2), (6), (7) and a current flood plain development permit prior to beginning operations.

Extraction on a prior existing use or "grandfathered" parcel pursuant to KPB 21.29.120.


The following types of material extraction activities
requires a borough permit:

A counter permit is required for material extraction which disturbs no more than 2.5 cumulative acres and does not enter the water table. Counter permits are approved by the planning director, and are not subject to the notice requirements or planning commission approval of KPB 21.25.060. A counter permit is valid for a period of 12 months, with a possible 12-month extension.

Counter Permit application - Application Fee:  $50.00


A conditional land use permit (CLUP) is required for material extraction which disturbs more than 2.5 cumulative acres, or material extraction of any size that enters the water table.  A CLUP is required for materials processing.  A CLUP is valid for a period of five years.

Conditional Land Use Permit application - Application Fee:  $300.00


For more information regarding material site permits,
please contact Bruce Wall at  (907) 714-2200.

Alaska DEC Gravel Extraction Best Management Practices
Alaska DNR Reclamation Plan Form