Thank you for contacting the City of Seward Fire Department and Building Department. Beginning March 17th, the City of Seward has moved to a Level III Emergency Operations level in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are open for business, however please call ahead to schedule an appointment for any office related issues. When inside the Fire Department offices, please practice social distancing, utilize the provided hand sanitizer, and wear a mask.

Emergency services will still be provided as needed.

Thank you in advance,

Clinton Crites

Fire Chief

For the latest information on the COVID-19 please refer to the following web sites:         Borough              CDC      WHO         State of Alaska Epidemiology


 The Building Department is responsible for permitting, plan review and inspections of new constructions including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • New structures, additions and remodels
  • Temporary Structures
  • Demolitions


  • Underground Plumbing
  • Footing
  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Rough Plumbing
  • Rough Electric
  • Insulation Vapor Barrier
  • Sheetrock
  • Final

Stop by the building department located at the Fire Station to discuss your project ideas!


Current City Adopted Codes:

2012 IRC International Residential Code

2012 IFC International Fire Code

2012 IMC International Mechanical Code

2006 IBC International Building Code (Commercial) (State Fire Marshal has adopted 2012)

Specific Code Revisions for the City of Seward can be found at: Seward Code Revisions