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Welcome to the new website!

The City of Palmer is happy to launch our new webiste and would like to hear feedback or reports on any issues.  Please email the webmaster by clicking here.


From the majestic Pioneer and Twin Peaks in the Chugach Range to the Talkeetna Mountains in south-central Alaska, Palmer is framed in breathtaking beauty. Located 42 miles northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway in the Matanuska Valley, the city's unique history and heritage are unparalleled in the valley. Click here for more further information on the history of Palmer. 

Alaska State Fair Parade Applications
July 12, 2019

Continuing a 30+ year legacy, the Alaska State Fair Parade will again take to the streets of downtown Palmer on Saturday, August 24th, starting at 11 am.  Download an entry packet here .   Deadline to to enter is 5pm, August 22nd.

Summer Hydrant Testing
April 24, 2019

The Public Works Department will be doing water flow testing of the city hydrants, which started April 15th.

You may experience some discoloration in your water, which is normal.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

October 1, 2019, Palmer Election
April 12, 2019

The city of Palmer is holding our Regular Election on October 1, 2019.  For more information, check out the election page at or call the Clerk's Office at 761-1301.

Burn Permits Required April 1, 2019
April 12, 2019

Recreational and Open burning require a permit and an on-site inspection by the Fire Dept. Applications are available in the Fire Dept. office at 645 E Cope Industrial Way or at

Pay Your Utility Bill Online
April 14, 2019

You asked for it and it's here! Click here to pay your utility bill online. Please contact the Finance Department at 745-3271 with questions.