Alaska Public Records
Statutes 40.25.100 through 40.25.125 define the Alaska Public Records Act, which is designed to allow access to the public records of government bodies as a basic right of the public. A public record can be almost any type of document or item containing data (map, plat, photograph, recording, etc.) that is developed or stored by a public entity.
Many exceptions are listed in the Act, including records that are sealed, such as records of vital statistics and adoption proceedings, records pertaining to juveniles, medical & related public health records, and records that could jeopardize personal & public safety.
Statewide resources found in Alaska are organized below for you. If you need to check records in a Borough or City, use the menus on the side.
- Court System - The Alaska court system has four levels. At the first are District Courts, trial courts that handle misdemeanors, offenses, violations, felony preliminary hearings, civil cases up to $100K, small claims, domestic violence cases, and inquests. In rural areas that do not have full-time district court judges, Magistrates may handle civil & criminal matters. Magistrates also assist the district court with routine matters in metropolitan areas. At the second level are the Superior Courts, which hear criminal felony, civil, domestic relations, juvenile, child abuse, and guardianship cases. At the third level is the Court of Appeals, which reviews decisions by the trial courts and Magistrates. At the top level is the Alaska Supreme Court, which can review decisions by all lower courts. Alaska Court Records
- Criminal Records - Felony cases are handled by the Superior Courts, while misdemeanor, DWI/DUI, and preliminary hearings are handled by the District and Magistrate Courts. Juvenile cases are handled at both the Superior and District Courts. To access criminal databases and find out the procedure for ordering official state background searches, go to our Alaska Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records – Vital Records are available from: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Dept of Health and Social Services, 5441 Commercial Blvd., Juneau, AK 99801, Phone: (907) 465-3391, Fax: (907) 465-3618. Visit our Vital Records page for information about ordering certificates. Various death indexes are located there as well. Unfortunately, birth records cannot be searched in Alaska and certificate copies are only available to parents and the person named on the certificate. Marriage records are sealed for 50 years and cannot be searched online.
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|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search this Premium database for Alaska bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens. Search Alaska statewide or nationwide for $5.00.
|Company Search | Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, LPs |
Search the Alaska Department of Economic and Community Development for Alaskan corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and limited partnerships by name, number, agent, or officer.
|Court Records - Trial Court (CourtView) |
Search the new CourtView Alaska Trial Court Index for civil and criminal case information as well as info about traffic cases and other minor offenses by name, company name, ticket number, or case number.
|Court Records - U.S. District PACER Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of Alaska bankruptcy records. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, name, SSN/Tax ID, or case type. Provides dockets and documents.
|Criminal Histories (info) |
Get information here on how to order criminal histories from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Criminal Information Center.
|Criminal Record Searches Pay Site|
Search Alaska Administrative Office of Courts felony and misdemeanor records of individuals who are or have been under the jurisdiction of the Alaska Court system and registered offenders. Statewide search is $9.95 or search 450 million criminal records nationwide for $14.95.
Search for state employees by name. Gives department, job, city, and contact information.
Search for government job openings by region and job type. Gives job order, title, city, education & experience required, minimum age, hours, pay, and job description.
|Missing Persons |
List of missing persons in Alaska. Gives picture, vital statistics, distinguishing characteristics, and information from when last seen.
|Offender Registry |
Search for registered offenders and child kidnappers in Alaska by name, address, city, or zip code. Gives picture, aliases, address, crime, and vital statistics.
|Official Alaska State Website |
Use this official Alaska site to find information about government officials, offices, programs, agencies, services, court system, and more.
|Public Notices |
Search for public notices by key words. Search can be narrowed by category, department, location, publish date, or title. Results can be restricted to active or archived public notices. Gives full body of notice plus some additional information.
|Recorded Documents |
Search the Alaska Recorder's Office for recorded documents (deeds, mortgages, liens, etc.) by plat number, survey, section/township, subdivision, name, date, document number, document type, or book & page and obtain document images.
|Unclaimed Property |
Alaska Department of Revenue Treasury Division records for unclaimed property in Alaska by name. Gives last reported address, city, and property description.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Alaska Department of Natural Resources Recorder Office Uniform Commercial Code filings. Search by name, date, document number, or document type. Searches and document copies (in TIFF format) are free.
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|Administrative Code |
Browse The Alaska Administrative Code or search by keyword. Gives relevant laws and court opinions.
|Campaign Contributions |
Search for Campaign Contribution information in Alaska by election, contributor, candidate, group, or independent expenditure.
|Company Search | Licenses |
The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development provides this online business license database for Alaska. Search for licensed corporations, LLCs, LLPs, limited and general partnerships, and sole proprietorships by license number, business or owner name, type of business, city, line of business (e.g. mining, utilities), or NAICS number.
Browse Alaska State Constitution by article and section, or click on "Query" to do a full text search.
|Court - Case Law |
This service provides access to opinions of the Alaska Supreme Court and Alaska Court of Appeals. Opinions can be searched by word, official citation, docket number, case name, judge name, counsel name, opinion type.
|Court Opinions - Appellate Courts |
Browse Alaska Appellate Court opinions from 1/1/2003 to the present. Full texts of opinions are accessible here. Also includes link to a word search of Alaska state court opinions.
|Court Opinions - Supreme Court |
Browse recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions or choose "Older Alaska Supreme Court Opinions" to browse an index from 1991 to the present. Full text of opinions are accessible here. Also includes link to a word search of Alaska state court opinions.
|Court Opinions - Unreported & Ethics |
Provided by the Alaska Bar Association. Browse this index of adopted ethics opinions, or search a database of unreported court opinions by case name, court, data, judicial district, judge or text. Gives a detailed case description.
|Court Records - U.S. District PACER Pay Site|
Search U.S. District Court of Alaska PACER federal civil & criminal court records. Requires registration and a small fee per search.
|Executive Orders |
Browse Alaska executive orders or click on "Query" to do a full text search.
|Find People |
Easy to use, find people in Alaska instantly! Find addresses and phone numbers. Free summary of names. Fee for detailed reports.
|Legislation - Basic Bill Search |
Extensive information on Alaska state legislature. Includes calendars, schedules, bill history and progress, passed legislation, committee and member information, journal text, and minutes.
|Legislation - Infobases |
Browse past or current bills & resolutions, house & senate journals, legislature committee minutes, statutes or session laws and resolves. Also available is a full text search by year and type of document.
|Legislation - State Legislature |
The official website of the Alaska Legislature. Includes information on the House, Senate, Committees, Districts and directories of state officials.
|Lobbyist Directory |
Provided by the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Browse alphabetical list of lobbyists in the state of Alaska. Gives contact information, type, subject and employer or clients.
|Missing Children |
Browse this listing of missing children in Alaska to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.
Seach the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development for Alaska tourism photographs by keyword or location.
|State Bar |
Search the Alaska Bar Association membership directory by first name, last name, or Bar Number.
Browse Alaska statutes by title, chapter, and section. Statutes are given in paraphrased, easy-to-read wording.
|Unsolved Crimes - Central Peninsula |
The Crime Stoppers of the Central Peninsula of Alaska provides this listing of the unsolved crimes, with information including crime date, location and details.
|Warrants - AST |
Provided by the Alaska State Troopers Department. View this listing of warrant information by name with information including age, warrant type, description of charges. (pdf format)