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Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

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Budget N
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Meetings P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes N
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Northwest Arctic Borough is one of sixteen organized boroughs in Alaska. Its borough seat is Kotzebue.

The borough is one of eight first-class boroughs in the state.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Alaska borough websites

The good

  • The Assembly meeting actions are posted, but there are no agendas or minutes[1]
  • The Assembly members are listed, but no contact info is provided.
  • Email addresses and phone number extensions for the Administrators are provided[2].
  • Building/zoning permits and instructions are available online[3].

The bad

  • There is no budget, audit, or tax information on the website.
  • Contracts and lobbying affiliations are not listed.
  • No information is provided on how to request public records using the Alaska Public Records Act.


This information is based on a report by the Alaska Office of the Assessor's 2008 report.[4]

Borough Class Property tax Sales tax Raw fish tax Liquor tax Bed tax Tobacco tax Other special taxes
Northwest Arctic Borough Home rule N
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