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REMOVAL OF HOMES ENCROACHING INTO
PUBLIC STREETS OR THOROUGHFARE

A primary structure encroached on a public street or thoroughfare will be removed by the owner of the improvement by 4:30 p.m. on July 1, 2033.  In the meantime, such structures may be maintained within the confines of this covenant so long as the present structure exists, but may not be structurally altered or rebuild as to that portion involved in the encroachment.  For purposes of this covenant.  A primary structure is defined as a privately-owned residence or place of business exceeding 600 square feet in outside dimensions, which cannot readily, without structural damage or undue economic hardship, be relocated off of the encroachment.  A secondary structure encroached on a public street or thoroughfare will be removed by the owner of the improvement by 4:30 p.m. on July 1, 1986.  Such structures may be maintained within the confines of this covenant but may not be structurally altered or rebuilt as to that portion involved in the encroachment.  For purposes of the covenant, a secondary structure is defined as all other structures not herein defined as primary structure.  

Plat No. 83-42
Alaska State Land Survey 82-139 – 6 pages 
Within un-surveyed sections 27 & 28, Township 71 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian. 

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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.

Zoning Codes and building setback requirements are found in Title 17-Planning and Zoning, Chapter 17.04-Zoning

Property Tax in Thorne Bay?

Thorne Bay is a Second-Class City within an unorganized borough on Prince of Wales Island.  

Thorne Bay does NOT LEVY PROPERTY TAXES.

Because we have no property tax, we have little record as to who owns property within our municipal boundaries.

Please help us by contacting City Hall if you own land, or know who owns a specific piece of land, so that we can continue to grow our land ownership database.

Contact the City Clerk or City Administrator at (907) 828-3380, or email administrator@thornebay-ak.gov.

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