Plan Valdez

The City of Valdez has adopted a new comprehensive plan. To see the final draft that was presented to City Council for adoption, please visit the project website.

This website will be updated with the final version of the plan in the coming weeks.

Planning Department Responsibilities

The Planning Department is responsible for a wide array of activities and services to assist the community, including:

  • Allotting environmental permits for municipal projects
  • Administering planning and zoning, including:
    • Conditional uses
    • Variances and exceptions
    • Zoning maps
    • Zoning reviews
  • Being a community information and resource library
  • Building and construction plan reviews, permitting, and inspections.
  • Enforcing and abating building and zoning code violations.
  • Handling business registrations for commercial businesses, home occupations, and itinerant vendors.
  • Mapping all elements of the community from land to streets to addresses to infrastructure.
  • Regulating subdivisions and platting.
  • Serving as staff liaison department to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Management Responsibilities

The Planning Department is also responsible for managing:

  • City lands, including land sales, land leases, and other generally allowed uses on city-owned public property
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Official Zoning Maps
  • Flood zones
  • Grants
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Projects
  • Permanent property records for all property within the city limits


  1. Kate Huber

    Planning Director

  2. Planning Department

    Physical Address
    212 Chenega Ave.
    P.O. Box 307
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Phone: (907) 834-3401
    Fax: (907) 834-3420

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm