Alaska Repossession Laws / Recovery Requirements

Quick Answers:


Where do I refer to for Title or License Registration?

For state Title and License Information, refer to:


Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles

2150 E. Dowling Road

Anchorage, Alaska, 99507


Telephone: (907) 269-5551.


Fees for search of records is $2.00.

Security Interests:

Shown on title held by lienholder.


Recording Requirements:

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) in effect. Liens on motor vehicle must be on title.

Recovery Requirements:

As per the UCC, repossession is allowed and permitted as long as it is peaceful.

Redemption Requirements:

Within 10 days after retaking. If customer had paid 50% of purchase price or $500.00, a public sale is required. If less than 50% or $500.00, private sale is permitted.

Deficiency Requirements:

Suit for balance does not bar retaking and deficiency is collectible. Confession of judgment notes are valid.

Special Motor Vehicle Provisions:

Lien must appear on title to be effective as to third parties.

Documents Required to Transfer Ownership of Motor Vehicle:

Title in debtor’s name or lienholder with certified copy of lien instrument. Certificate of registration. Registration fee is $5.00.


Documents Required for Liquidation:

Repossession affidavit, certified copy of contract, bill of sale.



Remain with the vehicle. (Except for personalized plates.)

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