TN 42 (09-19)

GN 00308.008 Alaska Vital Records

A. Process

Divorce decrees are available from 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); Fairbanks (Fourth District). The cost of copy varies. The State office has divorce records since 1950.

B. Procedure - State Sources

1. Address and FO Code

Bureau of Vital Statistics
State Dept. of Health & Social Services
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675

FO Code 996

NOTE: You can find the most up-to-date information from the Alaska Department of Health. In addition, you can find EIN information here .

2. Cost of Copy:

Birth/Death/Marriage/Divorce $30.00, $25.00 for each additional copy requested at the same time.

3. Type of payment:

Money order or certified check made payable to “State of Alaska”.

4. Remarks:

Can FO verify, certify, or obtain free copy of birth/death record? No.

Divorce records are available since 1950. The State office has some records beginning 1913. State office also has some records for the following cities and towns beginning with the date shown:

City or Town

Beginning Date

Anchorage 1916
Cordova 1920
Fairbanks 1913
Haines 1913
Homer 1950
Juneau 1913
Kenai 1913
Ketchikan 1913
Kodiak 1913
Nome 1913
Palmer 1937
Petersburg 1913
Seward 1913
Sitka 1913
Skagway 1913
Soldotna 1913
Valdez 1913
Wrangell 1913

Assume that births of Alaska natives, except in the towns and cities listed above, were not recorded until 1930 or later. The BVS will accept credit cards for all record requests made by fax (907-465-3618) or mail. There is an $11.00 fee for this service in addition to the $25.00 fee for each record. The $11.00 credit card fee is not for expedited service.

ID Requirements: All requests must include a copy of a picture ID of the requester, and a signature under the copied ID is also required. If SSA is the requester, proper completion of the SSA-L706 will satisfy the State’s identity requirement.

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GN 00308.008 - Alaska Vital Records - 09/04/2019
Batch run: 08/22/2022