Property taxation of real and personal property is ad-valorem, meaning according to value. The value used in the calculation of your annual property tax bill is the assessed valuation. The assessed valuation is simply the appraised value minus any exemptions that may apply to your property.
Assessed values for all taxable real property can be found on the Assessing Department’s online GIS Database, or by calling the department at 747-1822. This value will be net of any exemptions. The most common exemptions are the senior-citizen or disabled veteran exemption in which the first $150,000 is removed from your appraised value. The median sales price for your average Sitka starter home was $375,000 last year, and will be used in the following illustration on property taxes.
To determine the change in your taxes from the existing 6 mill rate to the proposed 8 mills, please enter your 2016 assessed value of your property below:
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The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, October 4. Polling locations for Precinct 1 is at Grace Harbor Church located at 1904 Halibut Point Road. Precinct 2 is at St. Gregory Nazianzen Catholic Church located at 605 Lincoln Street. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. Absentee (in-person) voting will be available weekdays from 8am to 5pm at City Hall (3rd floor) beginning September 19 and will continue through October 3. Absentee voting by mail is available through September 27.
Visit the Election Information page for candidate information and other helpful information or contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 747-1811 or 747-1826.
Click here to view or print an absentee ballot request form to vote by mail or fax.
Click here to view or print a sample ballot.
The following are the polling locations for the Municipal Election and General Election of 2016:
To be eligible to vote in the Municipal or General Election an individual must register 30 days prior to the Election. If a voter has changed a name, residence address or mailing address, an updated voter registration application should be completed. Voters may register to vote at any of the following locations during regular office hours:
City Hall – Clerk’s Office, 100 Lincoln Street, Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm
Sitka Public Library, 320 Harbor Drive, Monday – Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday Closed
Sitka Legislative Information Office, 201 Katlian Street, Suite 103, Monday – Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Voter registration applications are available online at http://www.elections.alaska.gov.
For further information please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 747-1811 or visit the election information page: http://www.cityofsitka.com/government/clerk/elections/index.html.
The General Election will be held on November 8, 2016. Absentee early voting will be available beginning October 24, 2016 and will continue through Election Day. Absentee voting sites will be posted on the State of Alaska Division of Elections site in September of 2016. Find more information here: https://elections.alaska.gov/ei_general.php.
To register to vote or update your voter registration record please go to: https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/. For more information on other ways to register or update your voter registration record click here: https://elections.alaska.gov/vi_voter_reg.php.
For further information contact the State Division of Elections at 907-465-3021.
Click the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YRPY2C2 to vote on the newly renovated Harrigan Centennial Hall logo. Results from the survey will be announced in October.
The City and Borough of Sitka has released the FY2017 Budget. Click here to review the budget by category.
On February 23, 2016 the Sitka Assembly requested Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Sitka Community Hospital (SCH) collaborate on a management proposal regarding the possibility of combining SEARHC and SCH services as outlined in a letter to Mayor Mim McConnell dated February 10, 2016.
SCH and SEARHC selected ECG Management Consultants to assist with developing a collaborative management proposal. Click here to read the letter addressed to Mayor McConnell and the Assembly.
Please click on the link below to view the South Kramer Avenue Landside: Jacobs Circle to Emmons Street, Sitka Alaska report.
The final report from Municipal Solutions for the General Fund Efficiency Audit and Comprehensive Management Plan can be found on the link below.
The recommendations made by Municipal Solutions and the responses by the City can be found on the below link.
The City and Borough of Sitka Assembly meetings will be held at the University of Alaska Southeast, 1332 Seward Avenue Room 229 until futher notice. A full agenda is posted at City Hall on the Friday prior to each meeting. Detailed information can be found on the City website at http://sitka.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, Kettleson Memorial Library and at the Municipal Clerk's Office in City Hall, 100 Lincoln Street. Assembly meetings are aired live on KCAW-FM 104.7 and via video streaming from the City's website. For further information, contact the Municipal Clerk's office at 747-1811.
To keep updated, provide comments, find when meetings are and look up history on the Harrigan Centennial Hall Project, please visit: http://mcgalaska.com/a/harrigan/
Please do not feed the Sea Lions while they are around and about. They need to eat from their natural habitat. For more information, please view this PowerPoint Presentation.
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The city is now introducing a web feature which citizens can use online to initiate commonly requested work items from city crews. Please to to the following link:
When you submit the request a ‘request number’ displays; you can check the status of that request by clicking on the “check request” button and entering the request number.
The City and Borough of Sitka encourages local vendors to submit quotes for purchases made by the City and Borough of Sitka. For more details click here:
Volunteer positions are available with various Municipal Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Interested persons are asked to submit a letter of interest and board application to the Municipal Clerk's Office (click here to download an application). To see the current vacancies please click on the following link: Vacancies
You can find a copy of the latest CBS Connection here.