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Anchorage is a municipality in the heart of Alaska with a population of more than a quarter-million. Dubbed the northernmost city in the United States, this area is rich with U.S. history that can be discovered through an Anchorage public records search. This search may encompass a number of government offices and local agencies, ranging from the Department of Health for the state to individual city offices. It is helpful to know where to search public records in Anchorage, AK to make your quest as fast and accurate as possible. The quest begins by knowing the type of public records you need and the most likely government office to house those records. To initiate a free Anchorage public records search, consider the following:

  • Birth certificates are only available to the individual on the certificate, or to parents of a child born in Anchorage, for 100 years after the certificate is issued.
  • Death certificates are restricted to family members and their legal representatives for 50 years after the death.
  • Identification is required when conducting an Anchorage public records search.
  • Requests for a free public records search for Anchorage can be made by mail or fax.
  • Where are Anchorage Public Records Located?

    The location for Anchorage gov public records will depend on the specific types of records of interest. Vital records, such as Anchorage birth and death certificates and marriage licenses, can be found at the Bureau of Vital Statistics through the State of Alaska. The restrictive nature of these records means that you must prove you are authorized to receive them in your request for copies. Court records for Anchorage, including misdemeanor, civil, small claims and felony records, can be located through Superior and District Court. The agency will not provide adoption, juvenile or mental records.

    Understanding Anchorage Public Records Involving Court Proceedings

    Finding Anchorage public records through the Alaska courts can be a complex process. The type of court proceedings will determine what type of court will hold the official documents. Anchorage public records can be found in both superior and district courts in the state. Superior courts have jurisdiction over all types of civil and criminal cases, while district courts only handle a select few types of these cases. It is generally best to begin an Alaska public records search in superior court, since this is where the majority of court records can be found.

    Finding Anchorage Public Records Online

    The offices that issue public records do not provide online Anchorage public records searches or documents. While the request form can be accessed through the appropriate government website, the form must either be snail mailed or faxed back to the agency to complete the records search and receive document copies. Agencies do not recommend emailing requests, since this procedure is not as secure. Regular requests are processed within three weeks, and heirloom requests are completed in six weeks.



     
    County of Anchorage Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    276,109

     
    Under 18:
    74,470

     
    Over 65:
    18,817

     
    Employed:
    199,829

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    1,697.21

     
    Acres of Farms:
    46,910

     
    Births:
    4,235

     
    Deaths:
    1,250

     
    Infant Deaths:
    29

     
     
    Murder:
    18

     
    Forcible Rape:
    224

     
    Robbery:
    384

     
    Assault:
    1,407

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    2,033

     
    Burglary:
    1,783

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    8,248

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    1,334

     
    Total Property Crime:
    11,365

     
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