Who maintains my road?

This is a frequently asked question by residents new to the Fairbanks North Star Borough, or by residents moving outside of a city to borough jurisdiction.

On January 1, 1964, Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) was incorporated as a second class borough. A second class borough does not have area-wide powers by Alaska Statute (AS) 29.35.490, however, may establish service areas if a majority of residents living in the area vote to do so in a special service area election. Without area-wide road powers, the borough may only collect taxes for road maintenance if voted to do so by the residents in the area.

Service Areas

FNSB has the following service areas:

  • 1 sewage disposal service area
  • 1 street light service area
  • 5 fire service areas
  • 103 road service areas

A list of FNSB service areas can be found in chapter 14.08 of the FNSB Code of Ordinances.

Show All Answers

1. What is a service area?
2. How do I find out if I am in a road service area?
3. Why isn’t my road maintained? I pay taxes.
4. Why can’t I push snow from my driveway into the road?
5. Can I park my vehicles on the street or cul-de-sac?
6. Who maintains my road?
7. Why isn’t my road as good as the roads in other service areas?
8. What is the role of road service area commissioners?
9. If I am in a road service area, what can I do to help?
10. What are the qualifications for becoming a road service area commissioner?
11. What are the qualifications for becoming a non-road service area commissioner?
12. What is required after I have applied to be a commissioner?
13. What is the role of the Rural Services Division?