The City of Thorne Bay has various departments which are responsible for managing and operating the various components of Thorne Bay. Click on the links below for more information about each department.


Administration and Finance

City of Thorne Bay administration offices include the City Administrator, and Clerk’s office.



Harbor Department

The City of Thorne Bay Harbor Department operates and maintains 2 boat harbors. Main Harbor Thorne Bay, located on Shoreline Drive Davidson Landing Harbor in South Thorne Bay..​

Solid Waste

Solid Waste Site is located in Goose Creek on the South Thorne Bay/Kasaan Road. 

Open to public Thursdays and Fridays 9 AM – 4 PM and every first and third Saturday of the month 9 AM – 4 PM.

Call City Hall (907)828-3380 for information on rates.

Streets & Roads

The Streets and Roads Department is responsible for street’s and road maintenance and construction including winter snow removal, maintenance and operation of the City’s heavy equipment fleet including excavators, dump trucks, backhoes and all other vehicles and mobile equipment used in the process of maintaining and constructing City streets and roads. 



Monday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Library Calendar Here

RV Park

Nightly rate is $25.00 plus tax ($26.50 total). 

Weekly rate is $150.00 plus tax ($159.00 total). 

Monthly rate is $250.00 plus tax ($265.00 total).  

Contact City Hall at (907) 828-3380 or email at 

Water/Sewer Department


The mission of Thorne Bay Water and Sewer is to provide water services to our customers in a safe and reliable manner.  Read more to view the City’s Water Quality Reports.

Public Works Department

Public Works Department provides, controls, and maintains reliable and cost-effective public works facilities and systems in a manner that emphasizes customer satisfaction, public service, and the long-term best interest of the community.

Parks & Public Facilities


Parks and Public Facilities Department exists to preserve the quality of life in Thorne Bay by maintaining and expanding recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

Facilities within this department include:

City RV Park
Bay Chalet 
Public Library
Basketball/Tennis Court
Pearl Nelson Community Park

Read more to see the details of each facility listed above.

Emergency Services


Emergency Services Department Consists of three Departments:
1. Emerncy Medical Services
2. Fire Department services
3. Village Public Safety Officer

Emergency Medical Services Department —

Emergency Medical Services Department is currently contracted with Klawock EMS (KEMS). Klawock EMS. There are EMT’s stationed within Thorne Bay, and a 911 dispatcher. Klawock EMS is notified for all EMS Calls and if Transport is needed, the Klawock EMS will transport.

Fire Department —

The Fire Department consists of approximately 9 volunteers. IF you are interested in volunteering for the Fire Department, please contact the Fire Chief Jim Silverthorn, or the City Administrator at (907) 828-3380.

Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO)—

The VPSO is an appointed position by the Haida/Tlingit Central Council.


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