Planning and Community Development Department

Follow the Sitka Comprehensive Plan process:



"Facilitating citizen directed community growth"


Welcome...The Planning and Community Development Department consists of the Planning and Community Development Director and Planner I. Together, the Planning and Community Development Department strives to create a safe, functional, and attractive city through coordinated community visioning, comprehensive planning, and development review. Providing exceptional public service is our highest priority. Our staff assists the public, Assembly, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and various other Commissions and Departments by providing information, guidance, and direction on land use issues and regulations. Among other services, the Planning and Community Development Department:

  • Collaborates with property owners, lease holders, and developers on site design and opportunities.
  • Reviews applications for Variances, Conditional Use Permits, Zoning Text and Map Amendments, and Subdivisions.
  • Provides staff support to the Planning Commission by providing development review and professional recommendations.
  • Initiates and directs studies and reports pertaining to long and short-term planning needs for community growth.
  • Produces and updates mapping products including Tax Maps, Address Maps, Zoning Maps and GIS site.
  • Processes lease agreements for municipally owned tidelands.
  • Processes lease and land sale applications of municipally owned land.
  • Assigns street addresses.


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Contact Us:

  • Available Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
  • First Floor of the Municipal Building at 100 Lincoln Street
  • 907-747-1814

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