Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Public Notices > Outdoor Shooting Facilities CUP

Notice Type Public Notice

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a draft code ordinance for establishing standards and a permit process for Outdoor Shooting Facilities.The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for August 3rd at 6:00PM. Comments received prior to July 22, 2020 will be included in the Planning Commission packet.  Please submit comments to the Mat-Su Borough Permit Center by email or mail to the following address:

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Mail:       Matanuska-Susitna Borough-Permit Center, 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645

On September 17, 2019, the Borough Assembly signed a resolution directing staff to develop a conditional use permit (CUP) process for commercial, educational, and nonprofit outdoor shooting facilities. This resolution was in response to public concerns over the safety and land use compatibility of shooting facilities located in increasingly populated areas.

This project does not regulate the discharge of firearms where the property is not open to the public on a commercial, educational, nonprofit, or membership basis.

This project does not abridge the right of the individual guaranteed by Art. I, Sec. 19, Constitution of the State of Alaska, to bear arms in defense of self or others.

Existing shooting ranges will not be affected by this ordinance unless they are expanded.

For additional information please check out the project page here.  You may also access additional information on the Planning Commission meeting by clicking here.  The packet will be available a week prior to the meeting.




Effective Date

Mar 16, 2020