Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Driveway Permit

The Process

The Permit Center has provided the following checklist and instruction guideline to make the driveway permitting process as efficient as possible. If you have questions after reading this, please contact our office.

Use the checklist below to ensure all documents are in order and all arrangements have been made before submitting your application:

  • Complete the Driveway Permit Application
  • Have cash or check made payable to Matanuska-Susitna Borough or MSB
  • Flag/identify physical driveway location on property

Review

Once an application is submitted, it is reviewed for completeness and entered into our database. Next, the application is given to our driveway inspector who reviews the submitted information for accuracy and to ensure it is compliant with applicable Borough standards.

Initial Inspection

The inspector will perform a site visit to verify the driveway is compliant with applicable Borough standards. The inspector will look at site specific conditions, such as: proposed location feasibility, adequate sight distance for safe access, culvert/drainage needs, etc.

Authorization to Construct

Once the initial inspection is complete, The Permit Center will send the applicant a letter stating the driveway is “Authorized For Construction”.

Please make note of any comments that the inspector has written in the comment field. The applicant has one year to construct the driveway from the date of the authorization letter, otherwise, the application is voided and the applicant must reapply.

If the driveway is not approved as designed, the Permit Center will send the applicant notification.

Final Inspection

Once the driveway has been completed, the applicant needs to notify the Right-Of-Way Division by leaving a message on the Inspection Call-In Line at 745-9806 referencing the Permit Number and a contact name and number in case more information is needed.

The inspector will perform another site visit to verify the driveway has been constructed in accordance with Borough Standards.

Approved Permit

Once driveway construction has been completed, inspected, and approved, the driveway permit applicant is sent the Final Acceptance letter.