File for Candidacy – 2014 Municipal Election

On August 1, the City of Fairbanks began accepting Declarations of Candidacy for City Council Seats “E” and “F”.  All declarations for the October 7, 2014 Municipal Election must be received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 P.M., August 15, 2014. To learn more about filing for candidacy or for general information about the 2014 Municipal Election click here


Apply to Serve on the Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Committee!

The City of Fairbanks is looking to fill a vacancy on the Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Committee. To learn more about the Committee or to apply to serve, click here or call 459-6771.

Council Agenda Packet – 06/23/14

To view the Agenda Packet for the Regular City Council Meeting of June 23, 2014 click the below link:

Agenda Packet – 06/23/2014

HURRY! The deadline for submitting your Diversity Council Application is Sunday, May 25, 2014!

On March 10, 2014 the Fairbanks City Council adopted Ordinance No. 5939 creating a Fairbanks Diversity Council (FDC).  Mayor Eberhart invites you to serve our community by applying for a seat on this commission.

The purpose of the FDC is to provide a citizens’ forum to the City Council and the Borough Assembly, provide advice and recommendations to promote equal opportunity for all members of the public, serve as a diversity advisory board, and recommend adoption of a Diversity Action Plan. The FDC will consist of 15 voting members, 12 of which will be appointed by the City Mayor and subject to approval by the City Council.  Eight of those 12 members must be residents of the City of Fairbanks.  Three of the voting members will be appointed by the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Borough Assembly.

To learn more or to apply, visit our Fairbanks Diversity Council page.


The Clay Street Cemetery Commission Needs YOUR Help!

Clay Street Cemetery Ad

The Clay Street Cemetery Commission is looking for old photographs, burial records and historical information regarding the Clay Street Cemetery.  If you have information you would like to share, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (907) 459-6771 or by email at  If you would like to meet with the Commission, they invite you to attend their regular meetings at City Hall, City Council Chambers, 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK on the first Wednesday of every month starting at 5:00 P.M.

City Clerk Receives Master Municipal Clerk Designation


As of February 11, 2014 our very own City Clerk, Janey Hovenden, earned the prestigious Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).  This certification is the highest designation awarded to Municipal Clerks and Janey has worked extremely hard to obtain it.  In 2012, Janey was also chosen as Clerk of the Year by the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks (AAMC) and is currently serving as President of the AAMC.  We are fortunate to have her at the City of Fairbanks!

City Board & Commission Vacancies

Have you ever considered serving on a City Board or Commission?  This is a great way to stay informed and involved with your Fairbanks community.  To check current vacancies and to see which seats you may qualify for, visit our Boards and Commissions page.  If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (907) 459-6771 or email

Citizen Request

If you would like to place a request or file a complaint with the City of Fairbanks, please complete our Tell it to City Hall form and return the form to the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK, 99701 or email it to

UNOFFICIAL Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Distribution

The City’s Hotel Motel Discretionary Fund Committee met on December 13 to announce the UNOFFICIAL grant allocations of the 2013 Discretionary Fund.  The funds will be disbursed in 2014 upon approval by the Fairbanks City Council.

UNOFFICIAL Grant Distribution

City Clerk’s Office

Office Hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except Municipal Holidays.

800 Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701

P. 907.459.6702
F. 907.459.6710
E-mail Clerk’s Office

Municipal City Clerk
Email Janey Hovenden

Deputy City Clerk
E-mail Danyielle Snider

The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to be a vital part of local government and to be committed to serving as the link between residents, local governing bodies, and agencies of government at all levels. The Office pledges to be ever mindful of its neutrality and impartiality with respect to local government matters and to place service to the public as its first priority. The Office is dedicated to innovative processes and continued preservation of the City of Fairbanks’ rich history.

You may request the following information from the Municipal City Clerk or choose from the options below:

> Agenda Packets
> Audio Recordings
> Action Memo
> Meeting Minutes

> Ordinances
> Resolutions

> City Municipal Election
> Licenses and Permits
> Bed Tax Discretionary Fund
> Garbage Utility Information
> Traffic and Parking Citations
> Boards and Commissions
> Public Records Request Form
> Tell it to City Hall
Meeting Room Policy and Application
> City Employee Directory

> Municipal Code Online
> State of Alaska
> Fairbanks North Star Borough
> City of North Pole