FNSB Internet GIS


Personal vs. Public Information

The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) has chosen to display ownership information for the properties contained in our GIS. However, we do recognize that many people are concerned about the information about themselves or their properties displayed on the Internet. If you have such concerns, we ask that you consider the following points.

  1. Virtually all of the records maintained by the FNSB are legally considered to be matters of public record. This is a matter of law. The applicable Alaska statutes and Borough ordinances were passed, in part, to help make our local government more accountable to the people that it serves.

  2. The Fairbanks North Star Borough is charged with the valuation of all real property within the Borough. In order to achieve this goal, the Borough annually collects more than 100 pieces of data on each of more than 40,000 properties. Publishing this information on the Internet helps promote and ensure the accuracy of the data. Public review of our records has resulted in the correction of inadvertent errors.

  3. You should be aware that much, if not all, of this information is also available elsewhere on the Internet. Restricting the information that we display on our web site will not increase your privacy, but it would certainly limit access to public information and thereby compromise the usefulness of the database.

This is a product of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
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