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.
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.