Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

WHEN DOES YOUR CITY COUNCIL MEET ?

Regular meetings of the City Council are scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Meeting agendas are published on the City’s Website the Friday before the meeting and posted on the bulletin boards of City Hall, Thorne Bay Market (A&P), The Port, Riptide Liquor, Thorne Bay School, Southeast Island School District, and the USFS Administration Office Building.

DO YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION ?

If you are interested in applying to be on the Planning & Zoning Commission, please complete the Application for Appointment by downloading from the following link: APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

HOW DO I CONTACT INDIVIDUAL COUNCIL MEMBER'S ?

You can call or email individual Council members by using the contact list at this link. 

To send an email to all of the Council members, you can use the email address:

cityclerk@thornebay-ak.gov

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB WITH THE CITY ?

To apply for a job with the City, complete an application and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall at 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK 99919, or by email to cityclerk@thornebay-ak.gov.  

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office, or online by clicking here.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR WATER, SEWER & GARBAGE UTILITY SERVICES ?

Contact the City Hall at (907) 828-3380, to set up your service for water, sewer and garbage.

You may also complete the application for services online by downloading the application from our forms page, and emailing it to the Clerk’s Office at customerservice@thornebay-ak.gov, or delivering it to City Hall at 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay  AK 99919.

Payments are accepted via credit card, cash, check, cashiers check, or money order.

WHAT IF I LIVE WHERE THERE IS NO SCHEDULED GARBAGE PICKUP SERVICE ?

Residents who live outside of the City’s Utility Line Connections use a Water Catchment system and install a DEC approved Septic System.

Solid Waste is disposed of at the City’s Landfill located on the South Thorne Bay / Kasaan Road, in the Goose Creek Subdivision.  

Payment is received at the time of service, unless prior account arrangements are approved.  

To apply for a charge account for solid waste services, complete the following application: 

Solid Waste Charge Account

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CITY SALES TAX ?

For questions about City taxes, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (907) 828-3380, or 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK 99919.

DOES THE CITY OF THORNE BAY ASSESS A PROPERTY TAX ?

No.  Thorne Bay is a Second-Class City, and Property Tax is voted upon by the residents.

The only Taxes charged in Thorne Bay are:

City Sales Tax (6%)

Occupancy (Bed) Tax (4%)

HOW CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE ?

You can register to vote by completing a voter registration form that is available in the Municipal Clerk’s office at 120 Freeman Drive, or online: 

https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/

WHERE DO I REGISTER A VEHICLE OR APPLY FOR A NEW DRIVERS LICENSE ?

Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles located in Craig Alaska, at (907) 826-3959, or at 506 2nd St, Craig, AK 99921.

You can renew your Driver’s License & State ID online.   Just click on the link below to find out more about how you can renew your license or ID without the long wait at the DMV office.

https://online.dmv.alaska.gov/DMVMailInRenewal/