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Business Licensing

AirBnB, mother-in-law apartments, and property rental FAQs


1.   I want to operate an AirBnB. Do I need an Alaska Business License?

2.   I have a “mother-in-law” apartment and I want to rent it out. Do I need an Alaska Business License?

3.   I have a room I want to rent it out. Do I need an Alaska Business License?

4.   I have rental property I want to rent out. Do I need an Alaska Business License?

5.   Will I need a business license from my local government, municipality, city, or village?

6.   IMPORTANT – Check with other agencies.

7.   Where can I find additional information on landlord and tenant rights?

8.   Complaint FAQs


This Division does not provide legal advice. The information contained within these webpages is provided for your convenience and is not to be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to know what your registering, reporting and filing requirements are based on your specific business activities. Not knowing what is expected of you may not preclude you from the legal obligation to meet these requirements and compliance with the law. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a professional, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Attorney if you need additional assistance.


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      Professional Licensing Section       Email: License@Alaska.Gov
      Corporations Section       Email: Corporations@Alaska.Gov
      Business Licensing Section       Email: BusinessLicense@Alaska.Gov