Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Borough Taxes and Payment Due Dates

The Borough levied several taxes, including a bed tax,  car registration, a business inventory tax, real property tax, and tobacco tax. Each of them is collected in it's own way, and has separate due dates.


Payment may be made online, by mail, placed in a dropbox or in person.

350 East Dahlia Ave.
Palmer Ak. 99645
Drop Boxes:
350 E. Dahlia Ave. Palmer
101 W. Swanson Ave. Wasilla
In Person  (Cash, Check, or Credit Card):
350 E.  Dahlia Ave. Palmer

Property Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens/Disabled Veterans

Mat-Su voters recently adopted an additional property tax exemption for senior citizens/disabled veterans. Up to $218,000 in value on a primary residence is tax exempt for this group.

Bed Tax

Bed Tax is collected quarterly. If you provide traveler accommodations, you are required to collect the tax and file a Bed Tax Return every quarter. The return and payment are due date 30 days after the last day of the quarter filed.

Personal Property (Business Inventory)

The Business Inventory Tax is leveed on inventory over $1,000,000 and due annually. The Business Inventory Return is due in March. Payment is made in two installments, in August and February.


Tax Due DateInstallment
March 15 (Business Inventory Return Due Date)
 August 15 (First Installment)
 February 15 (Second Installment)

Tobacco Tax

The Tobacco tax is an excise tax and is due from the vendor. To apply to be a Tobacco retailer, submit the Tobacco Retailer Application.

Real Property

The borough assesses a real property tax, based on property value. There is an assessment & appeals period in the beginning of the year. Taxes are billed in July and due in two parts, in August and February of the following year.

Tax Due DateInstallment
 August 15  (First Installment)
 February 15  (Second Installment)

Car Registration

The borough vehicle registration tax is collected as a part of the standard vehicle registration tax. 

Permanent Registration

The Mat-Su is the first municipality to opt into the State’s permanent car and trailer registration program for older vehicles. In Jan. 2015, owners of vehicles and trailers eight years and older can register their property permanently and avoid paying future registration fees. This is done at the Department of Motor Vehicles.