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NOTICE: The Alaska Department of Revenue(DOR) is transitioning to a new system for issuing permits, Revenue Online. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) jointly issues permits with DOR. As part of this transition, there will be a permit outage period between December 31 and February 22, 2016 when ADF&G and DOR will not issue any permits. This means that if you will need your processing or buying permit before February 22, 2016, you will need to have your 2016 permit application into DOR by December 15, 2015.

Beginning February 22, 2016 there will be a new online application process to renew your processing and buying permit through the Alaska Department of Revenue's (DOR) Revenue Online. This will be the fastest and easiest way to have your permit issued. More information about Revenue Online can be found on the Revenue Online Help page. For assistance with obtaining a DOR letter Id to Enroll in Revenue Online please contact ADF&G at (907) 465-6131 or


photo of processing plant If you intend to buy, process or export a fishery resource you must obtain a Fishery Business License from the Department of Revenue, an Intent to Operate from ADF&G and depending on your activity you may also be required to obtain permits from Department of Environmental Conservation or federal fisheries permits. There are several Fishery Business License types. For a list of Fishery Business and ADF&G only license types and allowable activities please see the links below. If you are unsure which license type you need please contact the Department of Revenue at (907) 465-2320 or

SPECIAL NOTE: Please note that paper copies are not available online for a Fishery Business License. To obtain a paper copy please call Department of Revenue at (907) 465-2320 or ADF&G at (907) 465-6131. ADF&G only permits are only available as paper copies except EEZ only type licenses. For questions regarding permitting please contact Fish and Game’s Seafood Industry Coordinator at or (907) 465-6131.

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