NEW OR EXISTING PROPERTY OWNERS IN THORNE BAY…………..
If you are thinking of buying property or currently own property and planning to expand your development, please be sure to review the Zoning Code for your area.
Thorne Bay Municipal Code Section 15.04.020 stipulates that “Development Plans” are required of all building to make the public aware of setback requirements and eliminate building encroachments into right-of-way, easements and other properties. This applies to all zones in the Thorne Bay City Limits.
Thorne Bay Municipal Code Link: http://thornebay-ak.gov/municipal-code/
ATV Concerns & Questions Answered – click on title for information.
ATV, UTV, and Golf Carts in Thorne Bay must be inspected and registered with the City of Thorne Bay, which is renewable annually, and must have an orange safety flag.
See Thorne Bay Municipal Code for all City regulations. 10.04.030.
Changes in ATV Ordinance – Effective March 1, 2017.
- On February 7, 2017, the City Council amended Thorne Bay Municipal Code Section 10.04.030, AAC Title 13, which grants permission per Alaska Statute 13 AAC 02.455 (a)(3) for the municipality to allow Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) be driven on roadways and highways under the municipality’s jurisdiction. OHV’S GRANTED PERMISSION ARE ONLY ATV, UTV, AND GOLF CARTS.
- Any type of motorized bikes or cycles, no matter how small, must abide by all State and DMV Laws, Rules, and Regulations as the City has no legal authority to grant permission for motorized bikes or cycles to use roadways or highways.
- THE AMENDED CODE CAN BE FOUND ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE AND ALL COMPONENTS OF THE ORDINANCE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2017, WITH ONLY ONE WARNING GIVEN.
- PLEASE NOTE SOME OF THE KEY CHANGES FOR OHV USE ON ROADWAYS AND HIGHWAYS UNDER THE CITY’S JURISDICTION:
- The operator MUST HAVE a VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE to operate an OHV (the city has no authority to issue any form of license to operate a vehicle on public roads)
- The OHV MUST BE REGISTERED with the State of Alaska DMV (follow the state registration requirements for snowmobiles)
- The owner MUST HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE on the OHV (state requires all vehicles operate on public roads to be registered and have liability insurance)
All OHV MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH ALL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED under the AAC, Title 13, Chapter, Sections 400-420