Alaska Tenant Screening

Required Disclosures (by Landlords)

A landlord must disclose to the tenant in writing (before the lease begins) the name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises, and the property owner’s (or an authorized person to act on behalf of the owner) to be used for receiving official notices and demands. (Alaska Stat. § 34.03.080)

Landlord must disclose (orally or in writing) the conditions under which landlord may withhold all or part of the deposit. (Alaska Stat. § 34.03.070)

Required Disclosures (by Tenants)

The lease must require that the tenant notify the landlord of an anticipated extended absence from the property if more than seven days; however, the notice maybe given as soon as reasonably possible after the tenant knows the absence will exceed seven days. (Alaska Stat. § 34.03.150)

Background Check Coverage for Alaska Tenant Screening:

  • Criminal & Sex Offender Records – Statewide search includes AK Admin of Courts and AK Sex Offender Registry.
  • Eviction Records – records are available from the following counties: Aleutians West, Anchorage, Bethel, Bristol Bay, Dillingham, Fairbanks North Star, Juneau, Kenai Peninsula, Ketchikan Gateway, Kodiak Island, Matanuska-Susitna, Northwest Arctic, Sitka, Southeast Fairbanks, Valdez-Cordova, Wrangell-Petersburg and Yukon-Koyukuk.
  • Bankruptcies, Liens & Judgments – Counties often report to credit bureaus: Aleutians East Borough, Anchorage Municipality, Bethel Census Area, Bristol Bay Borough, Denali Borough, Dillingham Census Area, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Haines Borough, Juneau City and Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Kodiak Island Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough/Palmer, Nome Census Area, North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Sitka City and Borough, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Wade Hampton Census Area, Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Yakutat City and Borough, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.