The Building Safety Division is a part of the Development Services Department of the municipality of Anchorage in Alaska. The division helps to guide safe construction and responsible development for the community. It provides construction licenses to individuals and businesses engaged in construction within the municipality. The Building Safety Division offers permits for structural changes in homes. The division provides permits for the replacement and repair of load bearing, wall framing and roof joists, as well as new and resized window openings in exterior walls. It employs various plumbing and sheet metal contractors, gas fitters, plumbers and sheet metal trainees. The Building Safety Division offers online options to purchase residential subpermits and retro permits. The division also provides online permit status, inspection request forms and elevator safety inspection contacts.