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Alaska Death Records

In Alaska, death records are managed by the state Bureau of Vital Statistics. This information is not available to the public until 50 years after the event. Death records are available online by contacting a website which can access them from an online database.

Restrictions on Who Can Order Alaska Death Records

  • These types of vital records can be ordered by the following people:
  • Deceased’s spouse, child, parent or sibling
    Legal representative of the deceased
    Someone who needs the death certificate to determine property rights

Siblings placing an order for an AK death record will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate indicating they share one or both parents with the deceased. Legal representatives must include a letter indicating who they represent and how that person is related to the deceased.

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Identification Required to Order an Alaska Death Record

The following forms of ID are accepted when ordering AK death records:

  • U.S. issued driver’s license
  • Current U.S. or foreign passport
  • U.S military ID card (active duty, veteran or dependent)
  • Tribal identification card

Fees for Ordering Alaska Death Records

A $25.00 search fee is charged for a first copy of a death record. Additional copies of the same record cost $20.00 each. The fee is non-refundable once the order has been received and processed. If you have requested multiple copies of the record, the fee for the second and subsequent records will be refunded if the record is not located.


Order an Alaska Death Record in Person

The state’s Bureau of Vital Statistics has three offices where you can order a death record in person. Contact each one directly for directions and hours of service. You can visit the following locations to place an order:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
5441 Commercial Blvd.
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Telephone: (907) 465-3391

Bureau of Vital Statistics
3601 C Street, Suite 128
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Telephone: (907) 269-0991

Bureau of Vital Statistics
615 23rd Avenue, Suite 300
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Telephone: (907) 452-4863


Order an Alaska Death Record by Mail

You can order a copy of an Alaska death record by mailing your request and the required fee to one of the offices listed above. Be sure to include a photocopy of your identification, since incomplete orders cannot be processed. Orders received by mail will be processed within two or three weeks after receipt.


Order an Alaska Death Record by Fax

The state will accept fax orders for death records. Send your request to (907) 465.3618, including your credit card information and a copy of your photo ID. These orders will be processed on an expedited basis, usually within three working days after receipt. If you decide to send in your order by fax, call the Bureau of Vital Statistics at (907) 465-3391 to confirm receipt.

Ordering an Alaska death record from a commercial website is another available option. You can visit a site which is linked to an online database to search for records and receive them after paying a fee.