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E-Commerce Applications Outage

To accommodate the deployment of a new system, the Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development is scheduling an outage for all e-Commerce applications from November 30 at 5PM until December 1 at 7AM

Offices Closed to Public

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Business Licensing

How To RENEW your Alaska Business License


If expiring in the current year:

Renewal opens October 2nd of the current year. Renew Online for immediate processing.


If expired LESS than two (2) years:

You may still renew.
Note: a business license is considered "lapsed" when there is a gap between the expiration date and the renewal date. Renewing lapsed business licenses must, per 12 AAC 12.040(c) & (d), pay for the lapsed years plus the current licensing year(s).

Renew Online
If it has been 9 months or less since your business license expired then you may renew online and immediately print your renewed business license.

OR

Renew Hardcopy (Form 08-4617)
If it has been more than 9 months and less than two years since your business license expired, You must renew by hardcopy. Standard processing time from March-September is 10-15 business days. During heavy business license filing seasons (October - February), processing time will be delayed. We do not offer expediting services.


If expired MORE than two (2) years:

Renewal is no longer permitted and you will need to purchase a new business license.

New Online
Purchase your new business license online and immediately print your new business license.

OR

New Hardcopy (Form 08-4181)
Standard processing time from March-September is 10-15 business days. During heavy business license filing season (October - February), processing time will be delayed. We do not offer expediting services.

NOTE: Endorsements may be added or removed from a business license during the renewal process.

Do not email payments or filings.

For security reasons, do not email filings, payments, or other confidential information.

Business license and endorsement fees are non-refundable after the business license or endorsement has been issued, per 12 AAC 02.010 and 12 AAC 02.015.