Alaska Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)

Alaska Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)
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  • 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)