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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

Business Licensing

Business Licensing FAQs

1.   When do I need an Alaska Business License? 2.   What else might I need to obtain an Alaska Business License? 3.   I need help getting started, where else can I go for help? 4.   What is a DBA, AKA or trade business license name? 5.   What is an NAICS code and how do I determine mine? 6.   What is a Sole Proprietor? 7.   How much is the fee for an Alaska Business License? 8.   How long does it take to get an Alaska Business License? 9.   What if my business license has expired? 10.   Are there exemptions from the requirement to have a business license? 11.   How can I protect my business name? 12.   Is my business license record public information? 13.   How do I get a copy of my business license? 14.   I have a complaint. How do I know if my complaint is within the jurisdiction of this Division? 15.   What if my complaint is not within the jurisdiction of this Division, where else can I go with my complaint for help?

Contact Us

If you have any questions you can contact us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or by emailing us at