Alaska Public Records

About Alaska Open Public Record

The Alaska pubic records act APRA was enacted in 1900 giving its residents or any requestor open access to government held information. These laws remained the same until 1955 and thereafter many other amendments have been made to ensure proper disclosure of files and information. Exceptions to protect private information and sensitive materials have also amended the APRA statutes. Access to open public records includes information we seek to conduct background check to requesting birth records to obtain passports. Alaska has 25 boroughs to serve it's population of just over 700,000 residents through agencies and various departments. Alaska's judicial branch offers free online case management system to search for cases and filings within its courts. Search for Alaska public records using the best up to date research online. All in one search for links to Alaska's state, borough and city government sites for their services and public information. See crime statistics and census data. Useful links like vital statistics, court, birth and crime records can be found. Find Alaska resident background information, education and history statistics. Look at current crime reports. Search property, real estate data and land values. Read about Alaska's business statistics, employment and income data. New resources and data are updated on a regular basis to provide current state, borough and city public records.
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Alaska Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Ask Questions, About Alaska

  • Can I find out if there is a warrant for someone's arrest in Alaska?
    The link to look up warrants (from state courts) is above. Click on the link "Alaska Warrant Records" above under the public records directory. You will be able to access a list of active warrants issued by the state's courts in relation to Alaska state troopers cases. For city or borough warrants, you will need to check that area's law enforcement department, such as the Juneau Police Department for example, they provide their own weekly updated warrant list. (Staff)
  • How do I find out if my recently deceased husband had a will on file in Alaska?
    Some deposit wills with the courts for safekeeping, albeit not required by law. You can see more about depositing wills by checking Alaska's court website, there's a link to their site above [Alaska Court Records]. Once on Alaska's court page, click on the "Forms" tab, then choose the probate link. You will see form [P-105 Request for Deposited Will]. You can look up "pub-14 Depositing Your Will" (in pdf), which you will find on the same page. Look for the last question "What happens to my will upon my death?". You will be more familiar with the process and what depositing a will is by reading these 2 pages describing it. (Staff)
  • How in Alaska do you find, if arrest records are available to the public?
    Information about arrests can be found online, an entire report is different as there can be restrictions, which you can see online on police webpages. Many of the police webpages put an inmate roster or arrest log online open to the public. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Alaska, if someone has filed for divorce?
    There's a free court search called "court-view" offered by the state of Alaska that's open to the public. You can do an online search of superior and district courts, and all their records. Alaska's court system has a public website, where you will see the link which will take you to the case search labeled "Search Court Cases". Once you click on that box, you will be taken to a search form, select the name search option, unless you have the case number. You can select the case type, for example: Dissolution of Marriage with Children. (Staff)
  • Where and how can I get the most complete background check in Alaska?
    Alaska's public records statutes are very similar to the ones of other states. Unfortunately so are the challenges faced by residents of other states. Certain records, due to their popularity and high volume of request are simple and easy to locate, however, other records can be difficult to find and not as apparent as the more frequently requested. For a more complete background history of an individual, criminal records may not suffice. Assets such as property or real estate data are sought for legal and personal reasons. A link accessing the recorder's offices throughout the state of Alaska can direct users to online property data as well as other recorded documents. The property search is free and online for public use. There are important records that are free while left out from an average background searches. Many detention centers, for example, have inmate lists of offenders that were released many years ago. The DOC's searches are freely open to the public. First, focus on your own search by seeking records which are the most important to you. If you are looking for assets, business ownerships and real property, you can find it on your own by requesting copies of or looking up deeds, conducting a search of the secretary of state's database which is free and more. If the aim of your search is to look for lawsuits, you can look up court records online, including bankruptcy records. That is the purpose behind public record directories where a list of these types of databases are linked to. (Staff)
  • Where can I find the ratio of men to women in Alaska?
    It's about 52 percent, that's not much higher than in other states' average. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Alaska, who has warrants for their arrest?
    The Alaska state troopers have a site which publishes a public search of persons with a warrant for arrest. From the trooper's home page, look for the "AST warrants" link and enter the webpage, at the bottom of that page, you will see links to pdf and csv files. That will take you to the AST active warrants list. There are 535 pages of names and information about their gender, age, bail amount, description of offense, warrant type and court order. They are not full arrest records/reports, an official arrest or incident report is detailed and obtained from the arresting agency. Many other states make it easy by having a webpage and instructions on how to obtain an official arrest report. In many of the Alaskan departments, I was not able to find it, but you will be able to get the contact information for individual departments. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Alaska, how to expunge my criminal record?
    There are a lot of "what if's" attached to the response. From seeing the information about it online, it matters if it is a felony or misdemeanor, federal or state crime, type of crime, even the specifics of the case can affect a successful expungement. There are firms and independent practicing attorneys which help with their clients clear their records and represent them for a judge to approve the request to expunge. Check out these practices' websites, some cases will spell out what you will need and how to qualify which can give you a good idea of the challenges you may be facing. (Staff)

Alaska Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/20/2021)

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Alaska American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/20/2021)

  • About Alaska ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Alaska's demographic and housing ACS survey of 728,300 being 0.23 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 52.2% males and 47.8% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Alaska Selected Social Characteristics
    The Alaska social characteristics data of 251,678 households, which make up 0.22 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 168,552 families with and without children. There are 195,548 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Alaska Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Alaska American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 560,680 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.23 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 380,080 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Alaska Selected Housing Characteristics
    Alaska housing characteristics are collected from 307,820 dwellings making up 0.23 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 251,678 or uninhabited 56,142 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 251,678 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.