City of Kenai



Building permits are required in the City of Kenai for the following:

Building permits are based on the following:

Residential Permit


$.28 sq. ft.



$.14 sq. ft



$.14 sq. ft.


Commercial Permit

Based on value of building & KMC Table 1-A



Based on value of alteration & KMC Table 1-A


Mobile Home Placement


Plan check fees are 50 percent of the building permit fee for residential construction and 65 percent of the building permit fee for commercial construction.  Plan review fees shall be paid at the time applications and plans for building permits are submitted for review.

Construction shall comply with the following codes:

International Fire Code (IFC) 2009 Edition

International Building Code (IBC)

2009 Edition

International Residential Code (IRC)

2009 Edition

Uniform Plumbing Code ( UPC)

2009 Edition

International Mechanical Code (IMC)

2009 Edition

National Electrical Code (NEC)

2011 Edition

International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

2009 Edition

International Existing Building Code (IEBC) 2009 Edition


A sign permit must be obtained prior to the installation of any sign, nameplate, or advertising structure.  The City of Kenai Building Official issues permits.  If a building permit is issued, the signs for that building are considered a part of the value of the building and issued with the building permit.

The following rates are charged for sign permits for signs not covered by a building permit.

Home Occupation Signs


Portable Signs


Pennant Signs


Electrical Signs


All Other Signs


Signs not requiring a permit include, but are not limited to, signs not visible from the right-of-way, political signs, construction signs, public safety signs, real estate signs, flags, holiday decorations, cornerstones, historical signs, building names, and street names.

For more information or to apply for a building permit, contact:

Larry Floyd, Building Official 
City of Kenai
210 Fidalgo Avenue
Kenai, AK  99611-7794
Phone:  (907) 283-7535, ext. 236
Fax:  (907) 283-3014
e-mail address:

Residential Permit Packet

Commercial Permit Packet

Mobile Home Placement Packet

Sign Permit

Building Procedure Residential

Building Procedure Commercial

Application Requirements for Mobile Home Placement and Application

Sign Permit Application

Application Requirements

Residential Construction

Application Requirements Commercial Construction


Plans Checklist

Required Inspections


Required Inspections

Required Inspections - Plumbing


Required Inspections - Plumbing

Requirements for Connecting to City Water and Sewer


Requirements for Connecting to City Water and Sewer

Fire Dept. Requirements Commercial


Application for Building Permit

Landscaping/Site Plan Review Application


Application for Building Permit