Doing Business in the City and Borough of Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka would like to welcome and encourage new business activity to our community as well as support our current businesses.  Our office staff are available to serve you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. except on City recognized holidays. We are located on the second floor of the City Office Building in the Finance Department. A friendly face is here to answer any questions, direct you to the appropriate person, or find the answers for you. Stop in, e-mail, or call any time.

Amber Swedeen
Tax Clerk
907-747-1840
salestax@cityofsitka.com

Hardik J. Patel
Tax Accountant
907-747-1853

 

Registration & Fees

Any person, firm, or business entity must register before making sales, rendering services, or making rentals within the City and Borough of Sitka. The City and Borough of Sitka requires certain businesses to pay a driver’s facility charge and a fee for hired vehicles originating at the airport.

Licenses & Permits

If you are an itinerant or non-permanent business operating in the City and Borough of Sitka, you are required to purchase a business license prior to conducting business.  Taxi and tour owners/operators are required to obtain yearly permits.  Other organizations selling on City owned properties may be required to purchase certain permits as well.

Development & Incentives

The City and Borough of Sitka offers small business loan guarantee programs and business disaster loan programs.

Tax Services

The City and Borough of Sitka requires certain businesses to a levy a sales tax, bed tax, and cigarette and tobacco excise tax.  Every registered business in the City and Borough of Sitka is required to file a tax return and remit the taxes that they have collected.

Bids & RFP's

The City and Borough of Sitka's Public Works Department posts Requests for Proposals and Bids on construction projects, janitorial projects, and other projects within the City and Borough of Sitka. On other occasions, Administration or other departments may put out a request for proposal as well. Click here for current RFP's and/or Bid requests.

Job Opportunities

The City and Borough of Sitka hires temporary workers and contracted employees on occasion for short-term or temporary work. This link will redirect you to the Human Resources site where these opportunities will be posted.

Business Resources

This link has been organized to assist businesses however is not by any means all inclusive of resources that may be available to you.