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Haines Borough, Alaska

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Budget P
Meetings P
Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning N
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records P
Local taxes N
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Haines Borough is one of sixteen organized boroughs in Alaska. Its borough seat is Haines. According to United States Census Bureau estimates for 2006, the population was 2,257.

The Haines borough is the only third-class borough in the state.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Alaska borough websites

The good

  • Contact and term information for the mayor, Planning Commission members, and Assembly members is provided[1].
  • Administrative contacts are provided[2].
  • Past Assembly meeting minutes are provided, but there are none from recent years[3].
  • A request form for public records is posted[4].
  • Current (but not past) budget information is provided[5].

The bad

  • No audits or tax information is posted.
  • Building permits and contracts are not available.
  • Lobbying affiliations are not listed.


This information is based on a report by the Alaska Office of the Assessor's 2008 report.[6]

Borough Class Property tax Sales tax Raw fish tax Liquor tax Bed tax Tobacco tax Other special taxes
Haines Borough Home rule
5.5% - - 4% - -

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