Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Driveway Permit

 The Permit Center is pleased to offer an online option as well as the paper option for submitting your driveway permit application.

If you choose to use the online application system you will be required to set up a user account which will allow you to check back for status updates and also to notify the Permit Center when your construction is complete so a final inspection can be performed.

      Click the link to start the ONLINE Application process - Driveway Permit

If your driveway was constructed prior to 2011, you may be eligible for a free permit, this waiver expires March 18, 2020.  Please contact the Permit Center prior to March 18, 2020, to determine eligibility.

At the March 10, 2020, joint meeting with the MSB Assembly and Planning Commission it was decided to extend the waiver for 30 days.  However, this has to be done through an Assembly regular meeting.  Due to the suspension of public meetings, this will be put forward to the Assembly at the next available meeting.  Please check the Borough calendar Public Meetings for current meetings as meetings have been suspended through March 31, 2020 - this may be extended.

 If you would prefer to apply using a paper application review the Design Drawings and 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 

 

To learn more about the new driveway ordinance, click this link to go to the Driveway Ordinance project page:

Driveway Ordinance

Initial Inspection

Once an application is received it is assigned to a right-of-way inspector. 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 in relation to intersections and other driveways, 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”.

This letter will contain the specific requirements such as culvert requirements, paving requirements or any other issues that need to be addressed in order to obtain final approval. The applicant has one year from the date of the authorization letter to construct the driveway and request a final inspection from the Permit Center.

If the driveway cannot be authorized as submitted 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. If the application originated online simply log in to your account and click the button provided; if a paper copy was submitted leave a message on the Inspection Call-In Line at 861-7822 Option 2 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referencing the Permit Number. Please include a contact name and phone 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. There is no additional fee for this inspection.

Approved Permit

Once driveway construction has been approved, the applicant is sent the Final Acceptance letter. For applications submitted after July 1, 2018 a refund of the deposit will be processed.