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City Clerks Office

Our Staff

Caitlyn Sawyer
City Clerk & Treasurer

The City Clerk performs the duties of City Administrator during his/her absence.

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The City of Thorne Bay offers Passport Services Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m., to 12:00 p.m. Passport Fees must be paid via check made out to the U.S. State Department. Application fees are paid directly to the facility which accepts checks, cash, or credit/debit cards.

Sales Tax

Collecting and Filing Sales Tax: Every sale which is made within the City of Thorne Bay, unless explicitly exempted by Thorne Bay Municipal Code Chapter 3.17.100, or subsequent ordinance, shall be presumed to be subject to the city sales tax of 6% imposed. Sales Tax must be filed with the City Clerk's office by the last day of the month following the quarter ending date.

Public Records

Public Records The Clerk’s office provides research to general government, the utilities and the public on questions concerning the Council’s past actions, ordinances, resolutions, etc. and provides copies of documents upon request. Public records request forms can be downloaded here.

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Notary Services

Notary Services The City Clerk and Accounts Payables Clerk are both notaries and provide notary service to the public. Notary services are available Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Customer Service

Parking permits Applications for parking permits are obtained and the permits issued through the Clerk’s office. Compliance with requirements of the ordinance is ascertained prior to a permit being issued. Information regarding who has a permit is transmitted to the Harbors Department and the City’s Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO).

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Pay a Bill

Payments for all Municipal Services are accepted at City Hall. You can make a payment in person at 120 Freeman Drive, mail payment to PO Box 19110, Thorne Bay, AK 99919, or pay by credit card over the phone on online through our Payments Page.

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