Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Business License


Thank you for your interest in conducting business in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
As of April 3, 2024, the requirement to carry a Borough Business license has been repealed. 



Businesses may be subject to other Borough rules and  permit requirements. Among these are Borough Bed Tax, and Tobacco Excise Tax.  Contact the Borough Code Compliance Division to determine applicable rules or permits (907) 861-7822.

Additionally All businesses in Alaska must have a state business license, and anyone conducting business in the city limits of Palmer, Wasilla, or Houston you are required to have city business licenses as well. Contact information for these govenrments is below.

Bed Tax Registration

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough collects a bed tax. If you provide traveler accommodations, you are required to collect the tax and file a return every quarter. A registration form should be filled out and returned to us, please call 861-8632 and we will mail or fax a form to you. Go to this site to find the Borough Code Chapter 3.32 for the Transient Accommodations Tax.

Excise Tax (Tobacco)

If you are selling ANY tobacco products you should contact the Excise Tax Specialist @ (907)861-8503.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Code Chapter 3.30

Licensing Contacts

State Business Licenses

Alaska Dept. of Commerce

Community and Economic Development Division of Corporations, Businesses and Professional Licensing P.O. Box 110806 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806 (907) 465-2550

City of Palmer Business Licenses

City of Palmer

To apply for a City Business License, you will need to have your State and Federal Employer’s Identification Number or your Social Security number. The fee for a City Business License is $25 for the calendar year or any part of a calendar year. Contact:

City of Palmer Department of Administration Attention: Finance Division 231 W. Evergreen Avenue Palmer, Alaska 99645 (907) 745-3271

City of Wasilla

City of Wasilla

A business license is required for any business conducting transactions within Wasilla city limits. The cost for a business license is $25 per calendar year. Contact:

City of Wasilla Finance Department 290 E Herning Avenue Wasilla, Alaska 99654 (907) 373-9088

City of Houston

City of Houston

For the privilege of engaging in business in the City, a person shall first apply to do so, and pay the license fee provided in HMC 5.04.040. The license fee for each business shall be $25.00 for the calendar year. Contact:

City of Houston PO Box 940027 Houston, Alaska 99694-0027 (907) 892-6869


Yes, you can contact The Administration Department at (907) 861-8530, or visit the business incentives page.

Other Required Licenses