Alaska Eviction Process

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In Alaska, the eviction process is started by serving the tenant with a “Notice to Quit,” also called a “Notice to Terminate Tenancy.”

This notice must be hand delivered, left on the premises (if nobody is there), or sent via certified mail. The notice must be in writing, state why it is being given, give the date and time when the tenancy will end, give the proper days notice (see below), tell the tenant how they can cure the problem, and tell the tenant that they will be sued for eviction if they do not comply with the notice.

The time limit that you must put in the Notice to Quit is determined by the reason for the Termination:

  1. Termination for Non-Payment of Rent: 7 Day Notice
  2. Termination for causing more than $400.00 in damage: 24 Hours Notice
  3. Termination for engaging in illegal activities: 5 Day Notice
  4. Termination for failure to pay utilities: 5 Day Notice
  5. Termination for other breach of duties: 10 Day Notice

If the tenant does not cure the problem or move out within the notice period, then you must go to court and file a “Forcible Entry and Detainer” lawsuit against the tenant.

After you file the Forcible Entry and Detainer lawsuit, the tenant will be served and will have 20 days to file an answer. The court will then set 2 hearings. The first one will determine who is entitled to possession of the premises, and the second hearing will determine if you are entitled to any damages.

If the judge determines that you have a right to possession, he will order the tenant to vacate within a certain time period. If after this time period the tenant still has not vacated, then you can apply for a “Writ of Assistance” whereby the police will help you remove the tenant.

Next Step: We recommend you purchase the corresponding Alaska Eviction Notice to be delivered to your Tenant.

This site strives to have the most current information on state eviction laws and forms, however, legislatures and judges’ rulings are always changing the laws. The information on this site is to be used as a guide, and is not to be used as legal advice, or as a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you believe any information on this site is incorrect or needs to be updated, please Contact Us immediately.