Alaska Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Alaska marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Juneau
Most Populous City: Anchorage
Total Area: 663,267 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 710231
Website: http://www.alaska.gov
Source: Wikipedia

"Alaska Natives" arrived in Alaska from across the Bering Land Bridge about 20,000 years ago. Alaska marriage and divorce records become public records 50 years after the event. Records are available to family members and their legal representatives with proper photo identification. Note that Alaska marriage records are available for most of the 1890s but that many events before 1930 were never registered with the Bureau. Alaska divorce records are available from the Bureau of Vital Statistics for divorces granted from 1950 on. Earlier divorce records are at the clerk of the superior court in the judicial district where the divorce was granted (Juneau and Ketchikan [First District], Nome [Second District], Anchorage [Third District], and Fairbanks [Fourth District]). See http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/bvs/ for information on how to obtain certified copies of Alaska vital records. Payment for vital records may be made by personal check or money order only.

For more information on Alaska vital records, visit Alaska Birth & Death Vital Records

Alaska Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Department of Health & Social Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
5441 Commercial Blvd
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-465-3391
Fax: 907-465-3618
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: The Bureau of Vital Statistics maintains offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. The web page gives the address, phone number and directions for each location.
Record Access Requirements: Person requesting must be one of the registrants or an attorney representing a registrant. Records are public after 50 years.
Search Note: Include wife's maiden name and a daytime phone number. Direct questions to BVSOFFICE@health.state.ak.us.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Department of Health & Social Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
5441 Commercial Blvd
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-465-3391
Fax: 907-465-3618
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: The Bureau of Vital Statistics maintains offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. The web page gives the address, phone number and directions for each location.
Person requesting must be one of the registrants or an attorney representing a registrant. Records are public after 50 years.Search Note: Also, include a daytime phone number. Direct questions to BVSOFFICE@health.state.ak.us.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Office of the Administrative Director
Alaska Court System
820 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-264-8232
Fax: 907-264-8291
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: The record center located at 825 W 4th Ave.
Record Access Requirements: Records are not destroyed.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Department of Public Safety
Records and Identification
5700 E Tudor Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: 907-269-5767
Fax: 907-269-5091
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: The state releases three types of records - Full Criminal History, Interested Person, and Any Person. Searches may be name-based or fingerprint-based. A Full History is only available to the subject or to government agencies.
Record Access Requirements: "Interested Party" results are for those granting supervisory power over children or dependent adults and contain all records. "Any Person" contain past convictions and current offender information. Name searches return state records only.
Search Note: Fingerprints return state records and for "Interested person" requesters who so desire national results from FBI files.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Alaska Department of Corrections
DOC Classification Office
550 W 7th Ave, #601
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-7426
Fax: 907-269-7439
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Record Access Requirements: Location, physical identifiers, charges, bail data, conviction and sentencing data are released.

Alaska County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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