Hardcopy (paper) applications can be printed from our website: Business Licensing Forms & Fees
Hardcopy applications may be submitted in-person, by mail or fax (907-465-2974).
Do not email payments: email is not secure.
NOTE: Preference is payments are limited to one type (cash or check or credit card) per application.
IMPORTANT: we encourage you to review your application to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submittal. Once a business license (initial or renewal) has been issued it is non-refundable. For more information, see Business Licensing Refund Policy. (Item #3 below)
Online applications require credit card payment to complete and file for record. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Online applications post immediately and are non-refundable per 12 AAC 02.015.
IMPORTANT: you are strongly encouraged to review the data entry for the online application to ensure all information is accurate before clicking Proceed to Payment. Once a business license (initial or renewal) has been issued it is non-refundable. For more information, see Business Licensing Refund Policy. (Item #3 below)
What you can expect during online filing:
Internet Secure is not managed by the State of Alaska, and we cannot access it in order to assist with your payment.
Internet Secure Trouble Shooting Tips:
If you have trouble accessing Internet Secure, please check your computer’s security settings to allow transfers to our third-party payment administrator. In order to proceed with your online filing, please discuss with your network administrator or temporarily lower them to enable transfer to the payment site.
If you have trouble with Internet Secure accepting your credit card the most common online payment error is the address or zip code provided does not match the address specifically associated with the credit card provided. Confirm the credit card information and re-enter. If you continue to have issues with your credit card payment being accepted you may need to contact the issuer of the credit card.
Once a business license has been issued or renewed it is non-refundable, regardless of how a filing has been submitted (hardcopy or online).
Online applications post immediately and are non-refundable.
The only exception is if the business is a sole proprietor (individual licensee) who has died.
(1) a written request for a refund within 12 months of the licensee's death or before the end of the licensing period in which the licensee died, whichever time period is greater; and
(2) verification of the licensee's death; the department will accept a letter from a coroner or mortuary, a death certificate, or a copy of a newspaper article as verification.
(d) The department will calculate the amount of the prorated refund described in (b) of this section based on the number of complete months remaining in the licensing period on the date of the licensee's death.
If you wish to cancel a hardcopy (paper) application prior to it being filed for record and request refund please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org for review by a Business License Examiner.
If you have questions you can reach us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or email us at:
When contacting this office please direct your questions to the appropriate Section: Corporations, Professional Licensing or Business Licensing. Each Section specializes in its own licensing requirements per Alaska statutes and regulations.