Service Area Elections

Service Area Elections are held annually in March and November. March elections are held for service areas wishing to increase their mill levy and November elections are held for establishing, annexing, dissolving, or merging service areas. 

A Service Area is a specific geographic area of the borough which receives a higher or different level of service than what is provided on an areawide or non-area-wide basis. Service Areas are separate taxing jurisdictions.

march 23, 2021 Service area elections

An ordinance has been introduced proposing an election for a Tax Cap Revision to the Whitman Service Area. This ordinance is scheduled for Public Hearing on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at or after 7:00 p.m. at 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks, Alaska. 


Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, assembly meetings are held via Zoom. You may sign up to participate telephonically by calling the Clerk’s Office at 459-1401 or using the online form. Click on Government, Borough Assembly, Stay Connected with the Assembly. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, written comments may be emailed to the Borough Assembly at assembly@fnsb.gov or mailed to PO Box 71267, Fairbanks, AK 99707.  


If the Ordinance is adopted, the Service Area Election will be held on March 21, 2021. Ballots are not automatically mailed. More information, including the ordinance, staff reports and maps can be found below.


Whitman Service Area

Ordinance No. 2021-02 with Maps and Staff Report

Dear Property Owner (DPO) Letter

Absentee Ballot Application

Questions? Call the Borough Clerk's Office at 907-459-1401 or email the Borough Clerk.