Understanding Alaska Property Taxes

Overview of Alaska Taxes

Alaska collects a total of $11,625,812,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $1,568,444,000 comes from property taxes, or 13.5% of total revenue. As a result, Alaska has the 22nd highest property tax rate in the country, which is 0.8% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Alaska is $258,184, meaning the average Alaska homeowner pays 1.06% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $10.56 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Alaska's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Alaska, there are important constants. Alaska's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is January 1. Alaska property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts 30 days after notice is mailed. The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Alaska or are looking at buying a specific property in Alaska, check out our Alaska Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in Alaska and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Alaska Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for Alaska Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Alaska.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Aleutians West Census Area $223,487 $1,334 $6.00
Anchorage Municipality $302,297 $3,908 $12.90
Bristol Bay Borough $204,944 $870 $4.20
Dillingham Census Area $207,245 $896 $4.30
Fairbanks North Star Borough $221,624 $2,640 $11.90
Haines Borough $222,468 $1,525 $6.90
Juneau City and Borough $324,940 $2,850 $8.80
Kenai Peninsula Borough $228,134 $1,503 $6.60
Ketchikan Gateway Borough $274,289 $2,105 $7.70
Kodiak Island Borough $244,693 $2,292 $9.40
Matanuska-Susitna Borough $229,850 $2,540 $11.00
Nome Census Area $149,041 $579 $3.90
North Slope Borough $140,132 $678 $4.80
Petersburg Borough $224,994 $1,779 $7.90
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area $192,225 $245 $1.30
Sitka City and Borough $341,967 $1,686 $4.90
Skagway Municipality $323,491 $1,825 $5.60
Valdez-Cordova Census Area $195,929 $1,313 $6.70
Wrangell City and Borough $180,875 $926 $5.10
Yakutat City and Borough $155,106 $1,074 $6.90

Want to learn more about Alaska property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Aleutians West Census Area Anchorage Municipality Bristol Bay Borough
Dillingham Census Area Fairbanks North Star Borough Haines Borough
Juneau City and Borough Kenai Peninsula Borough Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Kodiak Island Borough Matanuska-Susitna Borough Nome Census Area
North Slope Borough Petersburg Borough Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area
Sitka City and Borough Skagway Municipality Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Wrangell City and Borough Yakutat City and Borough

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