City of Wasilla Business License Information
All businesses located or doing business in the City of Wasilla are required to obtain a Wasilla City Business License. Licenses are issued for a calendar year and expire on December 31st. The cost is $25.00 annually. The fee is waived for Non-Profit entities that have a 501c3, 501c4 or 501c19 IRS designation and for businesses that have held a Wasilla business license 12 consecutive months and remit sales tax on time the entire year. Businesses that apply for a license are automatically registered with a sales tax account. Businesses must also comply State of Alaska and Matanuska Susitna Borough business licensing requirements.
Business License Application
Common business license questions
Why do I need a City of Wasilla Business License?For the privilege of engaging in any business in the city, a person shall first apply to do so, and pay the $25 fee. A license issued to a firm for a particular line of business covers all its operations in the city in that line of business regardless of the number of establishments. Nonprofit organizations are required to obtain a city business license at no cost.
Do I need any other licenses to do business in Wasilla City Limits?Yes. The State of Alaska and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough require that all businesses be in compliance with their statutes. The Finance Department has the state and borough license applications on hand but we do not process them in our office. They are processed at their respective addresses listed on the applications.
How long is the City of Wasilla business license good for?The license is valid through December 31st of each calendar year.
Do I have to display the city license?The city license shall be displayed prominently at the place of business; any seller who has no regular place of business shall display such license upon request.
If I sell my business can I transfer the license to the new owner?No. Licenses are non-transferable. Along that same line, if you close a business you are required to surrender your license to the city and report the closure.
If it is close to the end of the calendar year will I have to obtain a new license the following year?Newly established businesses applying for a city business license after December 1 of each year, will be issued a license valid through the following calendar year.
Contact us: Staff:City of Wasilla Finance Director: Troy TankersleyDepartment of Finance Controller: Joan Miller290 E. Herning Avenue Sales Tax Administrator: Maureen GrahamWasilla, AK 99654 Phone: 907.373.9080 Office hours:Fax: 907.373.9085 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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