Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Building Department does not review plans for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its associated regulations. It is the responsibility of the owner of the building to assure compliance with these standards.

Local plan review and information is available through:

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)
514 Lake Street, Suite C
Sitka, AK 99835
Also contact at

Other sources of information are:

State of Alaska ADA Coordinator

Jason C. Burke

801 West 10th Street, Suite A

Juneau, Alaska 99801-1894

Ph:      907-465-6929 (direct)

           907-465-2814 (main line)

           800-478-2815 (Toll-Free V/TTY)

Fax:    907-465-2856

TTY:   907-465-2814

TDD:  Alaska Relay: 1 (800) 770-8973



ADA Information Line is available during weekdays to provide technical assistance on ADA standards for accessible design and other ADA provisions applying to businesses, non-profit service agencies and state and local government programs. It also provides a 24 hour automated service for ordering ADA material.

800-514-0301 voice
800-514-0383 TDD
202-514-6193 Electronic Bulletin Board

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
800-949-4232 voice or TTD

Access Board
Offers technical assistance on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
800-872-2253 voice
800-993-2822 TDD

Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has adopted guidelines to provide builders and developers with technical guidance on how to comply with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988. These guidelines require all residential structures of 4 units and larger to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Covered multifamily buildings include apartments, condominiums, single-story townhouses, vacation time-sharing properties, homeless shelters and other similar residential buildings.
202-708-2618 voice 
202-708-0015 (TDD)

Special thanks to Jerry Kainulainen of SAIL for assistance in preparation of this page.