Alaska Repossession Laws / Recovery Requirements

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Alaska Department of Administration, Division of Motor Vehicles

Office Location:
3901 Old Seward Highway, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99503

Anchorage Area: 269-5551
Toll-Free in Alaska: (855)269-5551
Outside of Alaska: (907)269-5551


Are Repossessions Allowed?

Yes, as long as there is no breach of peace.


Security Interests:

Shown on title. Held by lienholder.


Recovery Agent Licensing:

Required to be licensed as a collection agency with the state.


Redemption Requirements:

There is a 10-day period where the debtor has a right to redeem.


Deficiency Balance:

Collectible after a public or private sale.


Title State:

Required for all vehicles that are moved or driven on highways. Snow mobiles, ATV’s, and boats only require registration.



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