Planning Department

  • Cultural Resources

    cultrsrcThe responsibilities of the Cultural Resources Section are to protect historic properties and to help stimulate or encourage local economies through historic preservation. This is done through a variety of ways including: assuring compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act; increasing awareness of cultural resources when land uses and economic development are being considered; maintaining a Certified Local Government status; working with the state on their Overall Comprehensive Preservation Plan; incorporating the Borough's plan with the state and federal plan; and working with other divisions and departments to promote and protect cultural resources. Other responsibilities include working with museums, historical societies and native groups to ensure Borough-wide historical data is being accurately disseminated to the public.

  • Development Services

    • One Stop Shop for all your permitting needs
    • Assist the public in determining permitting needs
    • Manage all driveways access onto borough roads
    • Process all utility, encroachment, construction and other Right-of-Way permits.
    • Manage development in rights-of way and easements
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  • Code Compliance

    • The Code Compliance Division provides services for the administration and enforcement of ordinances, regulations, and the flood damage prevention program.
    • Conducts disaster mitigation/response planning and coordinates the in-house review of private and public agency projects for compliance with related plans, ordinances and policies.
    • Assists in development of new and revised plans and ordinances and conducts full code compliance activities in all areas of the Borough except the cities of Palmer, Wasilla and Houston.
    • Provides public information and education on Mat-Su Borough ordinances.
    • Conducts field inspections, investigates violations and takes appropriate action to gain compliance.
    •  In fulfilling our responsibilities we work with other borough departments as well as state and federal agencies.


  • Environmental Services


    • Provide assistance to the public seeking information on water, air or other environmental quality issues
    • Work with volunteers, residents, agencies, and other governments to monitor and assess the Borough's environmental resources
    • Develop management plans regarding Mat-Su environmental resources
    • Provide information and recommendations to Borough administration and decision-making bodies to sustain and protect the quality of Mat-Su’s environmental resources
  • Planning Division

    planningThe Planning Division is responsible for developing long range plans including land use, transportation, and public facilities plans; plans concerning the development and growth of the Borough; and the development of the capital improvement program. In addition, the Planning Division assists with the development of regulations and other means of implementing adopted plans, and acts as liaison with other public agencies relating to land use planning. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the division works with citizen groups, community councils, incorporated cities, advisory boards, the planning commission, and the assembly.

  • Platting Division

    platThe Platting Division oversees the subdivision of land within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Division staff assists the public in understanding and complying with the subdivision requirements specified by state and borough regulations. This involves the review of proposals to subdivide land; dedicate public use easements; and vacate public rights-of-way. Staff works with the State Recorders Office to facilitate recording of subdivision plats and resolutions. They provide copies of recorded subdivision plats and file information to the public upon request. In addition, the division is responsible for contract administration for the survey of Borough Municipal Entitled Lands.

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