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Alaska Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Alaska, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

ALASKA STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(602)542-4900

Criminal Records:
Department of Public Safety
Records and Identification
5700 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage AK 99507
(907) 269-5765
(907) 269-5091 (fax)

Driving Records
Division of Motor Vehicles
Drivers Records
PO Box 20020
Juneau AK 99802-0020
(907) 465-4361
(907) 465-5509 (fax)

Vehicle Ownership Information
Division of Motor Vehicles
2150 E Dowling Road
Anchorage AK 99507
(907) 269-5551
(fax number not provided)

Vital Statistics (marriage/divoce/birth/death)
Department ofHealth and Social Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 110675
Juneau AK 99811-0675
(907) 465-3391
(907) 465-3618 (fax)
www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/bvs/

Business/Corporate Records
Department of Commerce
Division of Banking, Securities and Corporations
PO Box 110808
Juneau AK 99811
(907) 465-2530
(907) 465-3257 (fax)
www.dced.state.ak.us/bsc/bsc.htm

Worker's Compensation
PO Box 25512
Juneau AK 99802
(907) 465-2790
(907) 465-2797 (fax)
www.labor.state.ak.us/wc/wc.htm

UCC's [tax liens available only at county level
Department of Natural Resources
3601 C St.
Anchorage AK 99503
(907) 269-8873
(907) 269-8954 (fax)

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!

Fairbanks Superior & District Court
604 Barnette St.
Fairbanks AK 99701
(907) 452-9277
(907) 452-9330 (fax)

ONLINE: Civil, Eviction, Divorce, Probate
www.state.ak.us/courts/akct.htm

Haines Borough
P.O. Box 1209
Haines, AK 99827-1209
(907) 766-2801
(907)766-3148 (fax)

City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. SewardSt.
Juneau, AK 99801-1332
(907) 463-4700
Juneau Property Records
www.juneau.lib.ak.us/assessordata/sqlassessor.php

Kenai Peninsula Borough
144 N. Binkley
Soldotna, AK 99669-3040
(907) 283-3110

ONLINE: Assessor, Property
www.borough.kenai.ak.us/assessingdept/Parcel_QUERY/SEARCH.HTM

Ketchikan Gateway Borough
344 Front St.
Ketchikan, AK99901-6431
(907) 225-3195
(907) 225-7849 (fax)

Kodiak Island Borough
710 Mill Bay Rd.
Kodiak, AK 99615-6340
(907) 486-1600

ONLINE: Assessor, Property
www.kib.co.kodiak.ak.us

Matanuska-Susitna Borough
350 East Dahlia Ave.
Palmer, AK 99645-1608
(907) 746-8108

Naknek District Court
350 E. Cahlia
Palmar, AK 99645
(907) 246-4240

North Slope Borough
Law Department
P.O. Box 69

Northwest Arctic Borough
P.O. Box 1110
Kotzebue, AK 99752-1110
(907) 442-3208

City and Borough of Sitka
100 Lincoln St.
Sitka, AK 99835-7563
(907) 747-3291