Plan Valdez

The City of Valdez is currently working on a new, and updated comprehensive plan. Learn more about Plan Valdez and provide input by visiting the project website.

The Comprehensive Plan Proposed Final Draft is now available. A public hearing will be held during the Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting on October 27th at 7pm in the Valdez Civic Center Conference Room. Please plan to attend, or submit your comments in writing by emailing

The comprehensive plan captures the long term community vision for Valdez over the next 20 years. It is a tool used by developers, City staff, and elected and appointed officials to help prioritize our goals and make smart land use decisions that align with our community values.

Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Promo

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