Sales Tax Notice:

Reminder that Quarter 3 ended September 30th and sales tax returns are due by October 31st. You have multiple ways to file your sales tax. Don’t wait, take care of your taxes today and avoid any late fees or penalties.
*NEW* Drop Box: located on the driver’s side of the overhang at the Cordova Center Main Entrance
Email: send to
Snail Mail: we accept as timely any returns with a postmark of October 31, 2020 or earlier
Fax: 907-424-6000
Call: 907-424-6212

Winterize: Check Around Your Property!

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these next days before the snow sticks to winterize around your home and yard. Please remove any personal items in the city rights-of-way--like the above 'turtle'!--so snow plows have room to work this winter.

Property Taxes Due Soon

The second installment of property taxes are due on or before Nov. 2, 2020. Payments will be considered delinquent on Nov. 3; penalty and interest will be added to unpaid balances. Payment are accepted at Cordova Center during business hours or in the after-hours dropbox. Please include the property parcel number with a check payment. Credit card payments are also accepted. Call (907) 424-6200 to pay by phone. If you have questions, contact (907) 424-6248 or (907) 424-6286.

As of Friday, 10/23, Cordova is back down to zero active COVID-19 cases after a significant jump. Good job, everybody! That said, let's not get complacent: the City Health Alert status remains at Level 3: Watch. For the most up-to-date case counts, and more information, click the Dashboard above.

All residents and visitors are encouraged to follow safety recommendations regarding COVID-19:

  • Do the 3 W’s
    • Wear a mask (required in public)
    • Watch your distance
    • Wash your hands
  • Avoid the 3 C’s
    • Crowded places
    • Close contact settings
    • Confined/enclosed spaces

COVID-19 Testing

Please call ahead to pre-register. Current testing times are:
Ilanka Health Clinic - (907) 424-3622

Mondays and Fridays, 2-3 p.m.
Saturdays, noon – 1 p.m.
Cordova Community Medical Center - (907) 424–8000
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9–9:30 a.m.

Temporary Closures

  • The Bidarki Rec. Center flooring project is moving along, we anticipate remaining closed for the week of October 26th. Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information!
  • Orca Road and the City Burn Pile are intermittently closed to local traffic for road construction. The closures will take place 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sundays. The Alaska Department of Transportation expects the closures to last through Nov. 30.

Updated City Office Hours

  • Voting - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every business day until election (10/26-10/30, and 11/2) and 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. election day (11/3).
  • City Hall - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
    • Front desk inquiries and pay bills
    • All other business by appointment, (907) 424-6200.
  • DMV - 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday. Closed for lunch 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. daily.
  • Library - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday
    • By appointment or curbside delivery, (907) 424-6667
  • Museum - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday 
  • Bob Korn Memorial Pool — open to the public at 8 a.m. Call 424-7200 for more information or to make an appointment. 
  • Bidarki Rec Center — temporarily closed for re-flooring, see "Closures" above.
Planning for the 2020 Holiday Bazaar is underway! More information for local vendors interested in participating will be available soon. Stay tuned!
Autumn can be a powerful time for reflection. If you find yourself inspired toward writing, consider joining October’s Poetry Showcase.  

Board and Commission Vacancies

Mayor Clay Koplin and the City Council are soliciting applications for the following City Board and Commission vacancies:
  • Library Board – 2 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Planning & Zoning Commission – 3 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Harbor Commission – 2 seats, terms to run through Nov. 2023
  • Parks & Recreation Commission – 1 seat, term to run through Nov. 2023
  • Historic Preservation Commission – 1 seat, term to run through Nov. 2023 
Fill out this online applicationemail the City Clerk or call (907) 424-6248. The deadline to be appointed to fill these vacancies is Nov. 24, 2020.

Your City Government

City Council Members (by seat)
A. Tom Bailer
B. Cathy Sherman
C. Jeff Guard
D. Melina Meyer
E. Anne Schaefer
F. David Allison
G. David Glasen
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