Alaska Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course?
Motorcycle training courses are not required for getting a motorcycle license in Alaska. However, the Alaska DMV recommends taking an authorized motorcycle training course taught by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Sanctioned courses will give the rider an exemption from taking the motorcycle road test prior to getting their license.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

Am I required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle?
Certain individuals are required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle license in Alaska. Individuals include:

  • Riders under 18
  • Motorcycle passengers
  • Riders with motorcycle learner s permits
  • Riders taking a motorcycle road test

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

Are there times I won’t be allowed to renew registration?
There will be no restrictions on your ability to renew car registrations in Alaska unless you are missing any required documents or you have an active license suspension on your driving record.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Submitting an address change request for an Alaska car registration does not require drivers to apply for a replacement. However, drivers must apply for a duplicate drivers license with their new address.

The Alaska DMV asks drivers who have changed addresses to cross out the previous address on their car registration and write the correct address in.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

Can I keep the car insurance I have from my previous state of residence?
Depending on the company servicing insurance policy, you may be able to keep your existing plan when moving to Alaska. Contact your car insurance company for more information on transferring a policy to Alaska.

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

Can I renew my commercial drivers license online?
The Alaska DMV is currently transitioning to a fully digital driver s license system. Until this process is complete, there will be no driver s license renewals conducted either online or through the mail. To renew, you must visit a local Alaska DMV office in person.

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can I request a certified driver’s record online?
There is currently no option to obtain an online driving record in Alaska. To get a DMV driving record, print and complete the Request for Driving Record Form 419F. Submit it either by mail, fax or in person at a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

Can I take the DMV written test online?
No, there is no option to take the Alaska written learners permit test online. Drivers must schedule an appointment and visit a local Alaska DMV office in order to be eligible to take the written knowledge test required for applicants getting drivers permit.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

Can I use my state CDL anywhere in the United States?
When you apply for your Alaska CDL license, you will need to print, complete and submit a Commercial Driver Medical and Self-Certifying Verification. Only drivers certifying for interstate travel will be allowed to use their CDL license anywhere in the country.

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can somebody else renew my registration for me?
Yes, drivers can have someone else renew their car registration online, by mail or in person at a local Alaska DMV office provided they have thecar registration renewal notice, expired registration and applicable fees.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Do boats need to be registered?
Most boats owned in Alaska are required to be properly registered in the state. Boats that fit within the registration requirements are powered boats, sport-fishing guide s boats and tenders (used exclusively for transportation). Boats that are exempt from registration requirements include:

  • Non-powered boats
  • Boats registered Elsewhere
  • Boats owned by Government

To register a boat, follow these steps:

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped?
To ride a scooter or moped in Alaska, you must have an M2 motorcycle drivers license. M2 licenses allow residents to operate scooters or mopeds that have an engine displacement of 50cc or less.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

Do I need to attend traffic school if I get a speeding ticket?
While traffic and defensive driving school are not required for Alaska residents who have received traffic fines, the Alaska DMV recommends courses for the benefits they serve. In certain situations, Alaska courts will dismiss traffic tickets if a course is completed. Other situations will see a reduction in the amount of points added to your driving record if you complete a course. Contact the county clerk listed on the traffic fines for more information.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

Do I need to cancel my insurance if I am moving to another state?
Depending on the company providing your car insurance policy, you may or may not be able to keep your plan when moving out of Alaska. Contact your insurance company for more information on moving policies.

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

Do I need to file a police report if my license was lost or stolen?
Though you are not legally required to report lost or stolen drivers licenses in Alaska, the Alaska DMV recommends for you to do so. Lost or stolen drivers licenses can result in problems such as identity theft. After filing a police report, bring a copy to a local Alaska DMV office when applying to replace driving licenses so DMV officials can put it on your file.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

Do I need to file a police report if my registration was lost or stolen?
While it is not required that you file a police report in the event of a lost or stolen car registration, the Alaska DMV recommends you file one to prevent identity theft.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Do I need to return my license plate if I move out of the state?
No, you are not required to surrender license plates after moving out of Alaska.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

Do I need to take a drivers ed course?
Getting drivers permits in Alaska does not require the driver to enroll in a driver safety courses. However, applicants will need to submit proof of having completed at least 40 hours of supervised road practice. At least 10 of those hours must be under challenging conditions such as bad weather or nighttime driving.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
When applying for a duplicate car title in Alaska due to illegibility of your original, you will need to surrender the damaged car title copy before receiving the replacement.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

Do I need to turn in my damaged registration?
Yes, you should submit your damaged Alaska car registration when you are replacing car registrations. To learn more about how to replace car registration, visit a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Does a motorized scooter need to be registered?
The Alaska DMV does require motorized scooters to be registered. In order to register a moped or scooter, follow these steps:

  • Obtain an Alaska M2 motorized cycle permit
  • Visit a local Alaska DMV office
  • Provide a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin or sales receipt
  • Pay the $60 registration fee along with the $15 titling fee

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

Does my vehicle qualify for a smog inspection?
Since 2012, Alaska has discontinued emission inspection requirements for vehicles registered in the state.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

How can I avoid a license suspension if I choose not to insure my vehicle?
Failure to provide proof of insurance when requested by law enforcement is grounds for a driver s license suspension. The only exceptions made for car insurance requirements are in excepted Alaska counties where insurance is not required. For a list of these counties, visit the Mandatory Insurance page on the Alaska DMV website.

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

How can I get a veteran designation on my ID card?
To get a veteran designation on your Alaska ID card, you will need to submit a completed Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit or Identification Card Form 478 in person at an Alaska DMV. Provide one of the following documents below:

  • Certificate of Release(DD Form 214)
  • Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 215)
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service, Departments of the Army and Air Force, National Guard Bureau (Form NGB22 or NGB22A)
  • Letter of verification of veteran status signed by Veterans Department
  • Valid military ID card with veteran status

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

How can I obtain a copy of the driver manual?
The Alaska DMV provides links on the department website for commercial drivers license manuals, non-commercial driver s license manual, motorcycle drivers license manual.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

How can I pay for my traffic or parking ticket?
Depending on which county in Alaska you reside in, there are a few choices for how to pay traffic tickets, which include:

  • Online
  • By mail
  • By phone
  • By drop box
  • In person at a local Alaska DMV office

Drivers can typically pay traffic tickets onlineby visitingthe Alaska Pay Online E-Pay System if the ticket is issued at the county level and doesn t explicitly state that a court appearance is required.

To pay traffic fines through any other method, refer to the paperwork which will provide specific instructions on how to handle mail, phone, drop box or in person payments. Contact an Alaska DMV office or your local county clerk if the ticket does not include this information.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

How can I renew my drivers license?
Alaska residents applying fordrivers license renewal can apply either in person, by mail, or online.

In order to apply for a drivers license renewal in person, complete the following steps:

Additionally, you will need to retake the vision test, as well as the written test if your license is already expired. You will also need to retake your photo.

In order to apply for a drivers license renewalby mail or online,drivers must be between 22 and 68 years old and have submitted your last drivers license renewalby mail. Additionally, drivers license cannot already be expired.

If eligible, follow these steps in order to apply for a drivers license renewalby mail:

Division of Motor Vehicles

PO Box 110221

Juneau, AK 99811-0221

Drivers may apply for drivers license renewalonline by visiting the link provided by the Alaska DMV site. Follow the instructions and be prepared to pay the drivers license renewalfee.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

How can I renew my vehicle registration?
Car registration renewals in Alaska can be processed online, by mail or in person by visitinga local Alaska DMV office. Drivers may be required to provide vehicle registration renewal notice along with a copy of current Alaska registration when applying in person.

To renew car registration online, visit the Online Car Registration Renewal page.

To learn how to renew car registrations by mail, drivers may refer to the vehicle registration renewal notice sent to their home two months prior to the expiration date. Drivers renewing car registrations can mail required documents to:

State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles ATTN: Mailouts 1300 W. Benson Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503

Drivers are required to submit the car registration renewal fee as well. In person renewals are charged an additional $10 fee. Drivers will receive new car registration documents within two weeks.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

How can I transfer my registration to another state?
Getting car registrations transferred from Alaska to the state you are moving to, you will need to follow the rules and regulations of the new state. Contact the DMV office in the state that you are moving to in order to find out more about transferring car registrations from Alaska.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

How do I apply for a commercial drivers license?
Prior to applying for your Alaska CDL license, you must obtain a commercial drivers license learner s permit. Once you ve obtained your CDL learner s permit, you must complete these steps within 180 days in order to be issued a commercial drivers license:

Drivers must hold a CDL learner s permit for 14 days before applying for a commercial drivers license. During the road test, applicants will need to operate a vehicle of the type that you are requesting a license for.

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I apply for a disabled person parking placard or plates?
To obtain a disabled car registration in Alaska, print and complete a Special Disability Parking Permit Form 861. The certification section of the form is required to be completed by a qualified health professional. Submit the completed form either in person at a local Alaska DMV office or by mail to the following address:

Division of Motor Vehicles ATTN: Special Disability Parking Permit 1300 W. Benson Blvd., STE 200 Anchorage, AK 99503-3600

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

How do I apply for a drivers license?
To apply for a new drivers license in Alaska, residents must follow these steps:

Upon arrival at the Alaska DMV office, you will have to take and pass a written general knowledge test, vision test and road test, along with the alcohol and drug awareness test. There is currently no option to apply for a new drivers license online.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

How do I apply for a learner’s permit?
To get learners permits in Alaska, you must be at least 14 years old and follow these steps:

Applicants will also need to pass the vision test and written drivers permit test. Once applicants have been issued a Alaska learning permit they must hold it for at least six months before receiving a provisional license. There is currently no option to apply for a drivers permit online.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

How do I apply for a motorcycle license?
To apply for an Alaska motorcycle license, follow these steps:

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
Changing your address on your car insurance documents depends on the insurance company that services your policy. To change your address, call the customer service number on your insurance card or policy documents and ask the customer service representative “How to change my address.”

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

How do I change my address on my car registration?
Drivers can submit an address change request online through the online change of address system. Additionally, drivers may submit a completed Address Change Form bymail to a local Alaska DMV office. Once a request to change address has been submitted drivers cancross out the previous address on the car registration and write the correct address on the card.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
The process of changing an address on a CDL is the same as the process for changing an address on a regular license. To initiate an official address change, drivers must:

Drivers may also send a letter notifying the Alaska DMV of an official address change. The letter should include the following:

  • License plate number and last two digits of the serial number for all vehicles you own
  • Driver’s license number
  • Printed legal name
  • Signature

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
To submit an address change request in Alaska, follow these steps:

Drivers may also send a letter notifying the Alaska DMV of anofficial address change. The letter should include the following:

  • License plate number and last two digits of the serial number for all vehicles you own
  • Driver’s license number
  • Printed legal name
  • Signature

To obtain a driver s license with a new address, drivers are required to apply for a duplicate drivers license at an Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

How do I change my address on my ID card?
The process of address changing for ID cards in Alaska is the same as the process of changing addresses on driver s licenses. To do so, follow these steps:

Drivers may also send a letter notifying the Alaska DMV of an official address change. The letter should include the following:

  • License plate number and last two digits of the serial number for all vehicles you own
  • Driver’s license number
  • Printed legal name
  • Signature

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
In order to change name on car insurance documents in Alaska, drivers are required to contact insurance providers to initiate the name change process. To do so, drivers are suggested to call the customer service number stated on insurance cards or insurance documentation. Ask a customer service representative or automated system about the requirements to change name. Follow steps as instructed.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
The steps to change names on Alaska car registrations starts with a petition for name change on your car title. To complete a name change on car title, visit a local Alaska DMV office and complete a title transfer. The car title name change checklist of documents includes:

  • Proof of name change
  • Original certificate of title with the following completed:

o Your previous name under “Seller”

o Your new name under “Buyer”

o Write “Name change only” and the reason for the name changing

Additionally, you will need to pay the duplicate title and duplicate registration fee.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
To initiate a name change request on your drivers license in Alaska, follow these steps:

  • Notify Alaska DMV within 30 days of completing the legal requirements to change name.
  • Visit a local Alaska DMV office.
  • Submit documents provinglegal name change.
  • Pay duplicate drivers license fee.

Prior to visiting the DMV, you mustrequest a name change on your Social Security card. Drivers with multiple official name changes must show documented proof of the continuity of the name changing.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
The process to change names on Alaska ID cards is the same as changing names on drivers licenses.

To do so, follow these steps:

  • Notify Alaska DMV within 30 days of completing the legal requirements to change name.
  • Visit a local Alaska DMV office.
  • Submit documents proving legal name change.
  • Pay duplicate ID card fee.

Prior to visiting the DMV, you mustrequest a name change on your Social Security card.

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
The first step on the Alaska DMV name change checklist is changing your name with the Social Security Administration (SSA). To learn how to change your name legally with the SSA, print and complete an Application for a Social Security Card Form SS-5. From there, you can either visit a local SSA office or mail the application. The application should be accompanied by official name change documents, along with proof of US citizenship. Once all the aforementioned steps have been completed, you will receive your new Social Security Card within 10 business days.
How do I file a complaint when I believe someone has illegally accessed my DMV record?
To report illegal access to your DMV driving record, contact the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles office at:

Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles

1300 W. Benson Boulevard

Anchorage, AK 99503-3696

Anchorage Area Phone Number: 269-5551

Toll-Free Number in Alaska: (855)269-5551

Outside of Alaska Phone Number: (907)269-5551

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

How do I file a police report if my car registration was stolen?
To file a police report in the event of a stolen or lost car registration, visit a local Alaska law enforcement office and request the paperwork to file. Once you have filed the report, bring a copy to a local Alaska DMV office so officials can put it on your file to prevent identity theft.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
To file a police report in the event of a lost or stolen car title, visit a local Alaska law enforcement office and ask to file a report for loss or theft. Once completed, bring a copy of the report to a local Alaska DMV office and have an official put it on your record for identity theft prevention purposes.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

How do I get a copy of my driving record?
The Alaska DMV offers three different methods tocheck driving records: by mail, fax or in person at a local Alaska DMV office.To request a DMV driving record, you are required to submit, mail or fax a completed Request for Driving Record Form 419F along with the $10 drivers record fee.

To submit your drivers record request by mail, address the record and send it along with a check or money order for the drivers record fee to the following address:

Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Research 1300 W. Benson Blvd. Suite 200 Anchorage AK 99503-3696

To request a copyof your DMV driving record by fax, send the Request for Driving Record Form 419F along with credit card information for the $10 driving record fee to 907-269-5202

To learn more about how to check driving records in person, visit a local Alaska DMV office with the Request for Driving Record Form 419Fand $10 fee along with proof of identification.

The Alaska DMV does not currently have an option for requestingonline driving records.

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

How do I get a duplicate ID card?
In Alaska, in order toreplace ID cards that have been lost, stolen or damaged,residents must complete the following steps:

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

How do I get a hardship license?
Depending on the offense that led to your suspended drivers license, you may be eligible for a limited driver license through the Alaska DMV. To find out if you are eligible, contact a local Alaska DMV office.To apply for a limited license, print and complete the application required for your specific situation:

You can submit the forms and applicable fees either by mail or by visiting an Alaska DMV office in person.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

How do I get a replacement license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
Military members who have lost their Alaska drivers license can apply for a temporary drivers license by mail or fax. To do so, print and complete the State of Alaska Request for a Temporary License or an Extension Form 481. The number to fax the form to is 907-465-5509, while the mailing address is as follows:

State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Temporary License P.O. Box 110221 Juneau, AK 99811

Temporary licenses are valid for one year past the date of expiration of your original drivers license. The fee for a temporary license is $5.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I get a traffic ticket dismissed?
At the discretion of the court that issued your ticket, you may be able to attend a defensive driving course to have your traffic fines dismissed. To request this option, contact the court that issued your traffic ticket.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

How do I obtain a copy of someone else’s driving record?
In Alaska, in order to go about checking driving records for someone else, you will need to have a signed release from that person authorizing their consent. Drivers license records are confidential and therefore protected. To obtain the other person s driving record, have them complete a Driving Records Release Form, then submit it to a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

How do I obtain a duplicate car registration?
To obtain a duplicate car registration in Alaska, drivers can submit an application either by mail or in person at a local Alaska DMV office. There is currently no option to replace car registration online.

To apply, print and complete Vehicle Transaction Application Form 821 and indicate which type of car registration copy you are requesting. In addition, you will need to include the following information:

  • Name
  • License plate number
  • VIN
  • Vehicle description

The fee to replace car registrations is $2, while the fee for a car registration copy and a new decal is $5. The fee for a duplicate license plate is $5.

The address to submit car registration replacement applications by mail is:

State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles ATTN: CORRESPONDENCE 1300 W. Benson Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
Replacing car titles in Alaska can be done either by mail or in person.

To apply for a car title copy by mail, follow these steps:

State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles ATTN: CORRESPONDENCE 1300 W. Benson Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503

To apply in person, complete the following steps:

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

How do I obtain a duplicate license?
To replace lost or stolen drivers licenses in Alaska, follow these steps:

At the discretion of the DMV officials, you may be required to retake the vision test as well as have a new photo taken. Your drivers license replacement will remain the same.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
To obtain a salvage car title in Alaska, follow these steps:

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

How do I obtain car registration?
Car registrations are required to own and operate motor vehicles in Alaska. New or used cars purchased through a dealer will be registered at the dealership. However, if you have purchased a vehicle from a third party dealer, you will need to obtain an Alaska DMV car registration within 30 days of purchase. To register cars in Alaska, follow these steps:

There is currently no option to register a car online.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

How do I reinstate after a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
Alaska does not currently have any habitual traffic offender laws. However, if you accumulate excessive points on your driving record, the Alaska DMV may suspend or revoke your drivers license. To learn more about how to reinstate revoked drivers licenses, residents can contact their local Alaska DMV offices.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

How do I reinstate my license if I refused to submit a breath/urine/blood test?
Refusing a breath/urine/blood test comes with its own penalties. Your driver s license may be suspended, and you may also receive a ticket for a DUI or DWI. If you refused to take a substance test and your driver s license is now suspended, you must follow the same license reinstatement procedure for receiving a DUI. You may also have to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

How do I reinstate my suspended license?
Drivers reinstating suspended drivers licenses in Alaska must follow these steps:

After paying the drivers license reinstatement fee, you will need to retake the vision, general knowledge and road tests.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

How do I remove points from my driver’s license?
Driver s licenses in Alaska can be suspended or revoked for drivers who have accumulated 12 points within a year or 18 points within two years. The Alaska DMV allows drivers to complete a defensive driving course once every 12 months to remove two points from their driving record. Contact a local Alaska DMV office for more information on traffic school benefits.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

How do I renew my driving permit?
Alaska learning permits are valid for two years. Drivers can renewdrivers permits once during that period by visiting a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

How do I renew my ID card?
Alaska identification cards are valid for five years at a time and expire on your birthday. You can renew ID cards either by mail or in person at a local Alaska DMV office. In order to renew your ID card in person, you must complete the following steps:

To get ID card renewals by mail, you must be at least 22 years old and have conducted your last ID card renewal in person. Additionally, you must renew your ID card in person if you many any recent changes to the information, such as a name change. Prior to submitting the application, you are required to complete the Identification Variation Form online.

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

How do I renew my license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
Active military members can apply to extend their expired drivers licenses until 90 days after they have been discharged from duty. Alaska licenses must be within a year of expiration. To apply, print and complete a Request for a Temporary License or an Extension Form 481. The $5 extension fee can be paid by credit card, check or money order. Submit the form using one of the following methods:

Division of Motor Vehicles Juneau Driver Licensing P.O. Box 110221 Juneau, AK 99811

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

How do I renew my medical report for a commercial license?
To renew your medical report once it has expired, follow these steps:

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I renew my motorcycle license?
The Alaska DMV allows you to renew a class M motorcycle license in person, by mail, or online.

In order to renew your motorcycle license in person, follow these steps:

To renew by mail or online, you must be at least 22 years old, not have any personal information to change and have renewed your last license in person. To renew online, visit the Online Driver s License/State ID Renewal application.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

How do I replace my license if I am a non-U.S. citizen?
To replace lost or stolen drivers licenses when you are a non-US citizen, you are required to provide two proofs of identity at a local Alaska DMV office. Accepted documents include:

  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Foreign passport
  • Employee ID card
  • Health insurance card

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I replace my license if I lost it out of state?
To replace drivers licenses that have been lost out-of-state, you can submit an application for a temporary license by mail or fax. To apply, drivers are required to print and complete the State of Alaska Request for a Temporary License or an Extension Form 481. Once complete, fax the form to 907-465-5509, or mail it to the following address:

State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Temporary License P.O. Box 110221 Juneau, AK 99811

Temporary licenses are valid for one year from the date of your lost drivers license expiration date. Once you return to Alaska, you will need to visit a local Alaska DMV office to apply for a drivers license copy. The fee to replace DMV drivers licenses with a temporary license is $5.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I transfer my car title between states?
New residents in Alaska have 10 days from the date of becoming a resident to transfer car titles to the state through the Alaska DMV. To transfer the vehicle to the state, follow these steps:

Vehicles with liens in other states can only be issued Alaska registrations, not titles.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
To initiate a car title transfer in Alaska when the original title is lost, you will need to first obtain a duplicate title. To do so, visit a local Alaska DMV office with an Affidavit of Lost, Stolen, or Destroyed Title Form 809. Additionally, drivers will need to provide lien release documentation (if applicable) and pay the $15 duplicate car title fee. Drivers can also submit the application form fees and supporting documents by mail to the following address:

State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles ATTN: CORRESPONDENCE 1300 W. Benson Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

How do I transfer my car title?
Transferring car titles in Alaska differs depending on whether you are buying or selling a new or used vehicle. When buying a new or used vehicle at a dealership, the dealership will process the car title transfer. However, when buying a used car from a third-party, both the buyer and the sellerare responsible to complete thecar title transfer at a local Alaska DMV office.

The seller is responsible to complete the title paperwork by completing these steps:

  • Sign and date in the space provided
  • Record the odometer reading (if the vehicle is less than 10 years old)
  • Complete the section for Notice of Vehicle Sale/Transfer

Additionally, sellers are required to remove the license plate if it is a specialty or personalized license plate and are required to notify the Alaska DMV that they have sold the vehicle by making an online submission or by printing, completing and submitting a Notice of Transfer Pending Form 820.

The buyer of the vehicle is responsible to follow these steps:

It can take up to four weeks for atransfer of title to be processed, at which point the new title will be mailed to your mailing address.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

How do I transfer the title of my RV?
The title and registration process for RVs in Alaska is the same as for cars. The only difference is in registration fees, which vary based on the size of the vehicle and which county you are registering and titling it in. To find out more about the RV titling process and where to transfer car titles, contact a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

How does a military member obtain a motorcycle license?
Military members in Alaska canget a motorcycle license by following these steps:

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

How does the DMV check my vision?
The Alaska DMV requires drivers to pass a vision test to get a license to drive. The vision test confirms that both eyes together have at least a 20/40 visual acuity. Drivers with less than 20/40 visual acuity will be required to get corrective lenses in order to receive a drivers license.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

How long do I need my learners permit before I can get my drivers license?
Prior to getting your provisional drivers license, you will need to be at least 16 years old and have held your permit for driving for at least 16 months.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
There is currently no option to order duplicate car titles online through the Alaska DMV.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

How long will I have a suspended license for not taking a chemical test?
Implied consent laws in Alaska require drivers to submit to a breath or chemical test for alcohol testing when requested by law enforcement. Refusing a chemical test will result in various penalties, including drivers license suspensions:

  • First Offense:
    • Three days in jail
    • Mandatory ignition interlock device (IID) installation
    • Up to $1,500 in fines
  • Second Offense:
    • 20 days in jail
    • Mandatory IID installation
    • Up to $3,000 in fines
  • Third Offense:
    • 60 days in jail
    • Mandatory IID installation
    • Up to $4,000 in fines

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

How long will it take to get my new ID card?
All Alaska ID cards are issued through the mail from a secure central issuance facility.

Once you have completed all the necessary steps, you will receive an Alaska ID card via mail within two weeks of submitting the IDrequestapplication..

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

How many points can I get on my driving record before my driver’s license is suspended?
The Alaska DMV issues driver s license suspensions to drivers who have acquired 12 or more points on their driving record within 12 months or 18 points within 24 months. The time period of the suspension will depend on the offenses that led to the points.

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

How many times can I attend a traffic school course to remove points from my driving record?
The Alaska DMV issues drivers license suspensions when drivers accumulate 12 or more points in 12 months or 18 months in 24 months. However, once every 12 months the Alaska DMV allows drivers to complete a defensive driving course in order to remove two points from their driving record.

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
The fees to perform official name change and receive an updated car registration with the Alaska DMV vary based on the type of vehicle and license plate you own. Fees are as follows:

  • Registration only: $2
  • Year Tab: $5
  • License Plate: $5
  • Fees for personalized or specialty plates vary
How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
The fee to receive an updated car title following an official name change is $15. Drivers can apply for a name change on their car registration at the same time as requesting a name change on their car title.
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
To obtain an updated drivers license after completing the steps to change name with the Alaska DMV, you will need to apply for a duplicate drivers license. To do so, visit a local Alaska DMV office and follow these steps:

How often do I need to renew my CDL license?
CDL licenses in Alaska are valid for five years. Every five years, you must visit a local Alaska DMV office in person to complete a CDL application and receive your renewal.

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How soon can I renew my driver’s license?
In Alaska, you can request a renewed drivers license up to one year in advance of the license expiration date. Alaska drivers licenses are valid for five years once issued.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
Vehicles left to an heir by a deceased Alaska resident have a slightly different transfer of title process. Heirs to inherited vehicles can choose one of two options:

  • Wait for probate process to be completed by deceased estate executor
  • Request to bypass the probate process

You are eligible to bypass the probate process if you are the deceased next of kin. Additionally, you must wait at least 30 days after the death and the entire estate must be worth no more than $150,000.

To bypass the probate process, follow these steps:

Prior to submitting the title transfer, remove any specialty or personalized license plates from the vehicle. From there, bring the paperwork to a local Alaska DMV office along with the $15 car title transfer fee.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

If I do not renew on time, will there be an additional fee?
There is no late fee for registration renewals. If your vehicle registration is expired or will expire within 30 days, you can e-mail the following information to the Alaska DMV at DOA.DMV.Webmaster@Alaska.gov:

  • Alaska license plate number, VIN or registration renewal number
  • Full name
  • Mailing and permanent address

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

If I file a police report, will my replacement fee be waived?
Alaska does not currently have provisions to waive the fee to replace stolen drivers licenses in the event that the driver provides a police report.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

If I have been in an accident, what property damage do I have to report?
Alaska law requires drivers involved in an accident to report a crash to authorities if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Bodily injury or death of any person resulting from the accident
  • Property damage totaling $2,000 or more

To report an accident, contact a local police department or dial 911.

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

If I live outside of the state for half the year, am I still required to have car insurance?
Alaska law requires drivers living in applicable counties to carry proof of insurance in their vehicle at all times.

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

If I lost my traffic or parking ticket, how can I find the information again?
To find out how much is traffic tickets under your name when you have lost the ticket, visit the Alaska Pay Online E-Pay System. Contact a local Alaska DMV office or county clerk if your traffic ticket price is not available online.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

If I’m out of state and lost my ID, how can I get a new one?
If you lose your Alaska ID card while outofstate, you can request a temporary ID cardeither by mail or fax.

In order to request a temporary ID card by mail, complete the following steps:

Division of Motor Vehicles

PO Box 110221

Juneau, AK 99811-0221

In order to request a temporary ID card by fax, follow these steps:

Once you return to Alaska, visit a local Alaska DMV office to apply for an ID card replacement.

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

If my driver’s license was confiscated at the time of my DUI/DWI arrest, how do I get it back?
To reinstate your Alaska driver s license after a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction, you will need to visit a local Alaska DMV office and apply for a new driver s license. The process of applying requires you to complete the following steps:

  • Take and pass the written and vision tests
  • Take and pass the road test(if applicable)
  • Pay the reinstatement fee(s)
  • Provide proof of insurance
  • Provide proof of identity
    • US birth certificate
    • US or US territory passport
    • Valid foreign passport
    • Resident alien documents
    • US military ID
    • Alaska instruction permit or state ID
    • Court order
    • Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization, or Birth Abroad
  • Proof of Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) completion
  • Proof of Ignition Interlock installation (if applicable)
  • Proof of any other court requirements satisfied

Once all DUI ticket requirements are satisfied, you will receive your driver s license.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

Is there a different process I must follow if I lost personalized plates?
To replace personalized license plates in Alaska, visit a local Alaska DMV office in person with a completed Vehicle Transaction Application Form 821 and applicable fees. You will be issued a standard license plate to use while your personalized plates are being made.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Is there a minimum age I have to be to get a commercial drivers license?
The requirements for obtaining your Alaska CDL license include the following:

  • Proof of identity:
    • US birth certificate
    • US or US territory passport
    • Valid foreign passport
    • Resident alien documents
    • US military ID
    • Alaska instruction permit or state ID
    • Court order
    • Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization, or Birth Abroad
  • Be at least 21 years old for interstate travel
  • Be at least 19 years old for intrastate travel
  • Provide your Social Security Number
  • Pass the road, vision and written test
  • Get a valid medical card

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Is there an age limit to renew your license?
There is no age limit to apply for a drivers license renewal in person at a local Alaska DMV office. To apply for a renewal by mail, drivers must be between 22 and 68 years old.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

Should I carry the registration on me or in the car?
The Alaska DMV suggests for drivers to keep a copy of your car registration in their vehicle at all times.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

What address will my replacement license be mailed to?
Drivers applying for a drivers license replacement at a local Alaska DMV office will receive their drivers license copy that day. When requesting a temporary license out-of-state, your license will be sent to the address provided on the application.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

What are requirements for seniors to renew a driving license?
Alaska seniorsdrivers licenses are valid for five years. Drivers over 69 years old must apply for a renewal in person ata local Alaska DMV office where they will be required to retake the vision test.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
There are a variety of reasons why an Alaska resident may need to initiate a car title transfer, including:

  • New resident in Alaska
  • Buying/Selling vehicle
  • Vehicle received as gift
  • Donated vehicles
  • Inherited vehicles

To find out more about how to transfer car titles in Alaska, contact a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

What are some violations that may constitute in a suspended license?
Suspended drivers licenses can be issued in Alaska by both a county court for traffic violations and by the Alaska DMV. A few violations that can lead to a drivers license suspension include:

  • Refusing to take a chemical test during a DUI arrest
  • Having excessive points on a driving record
  • DUI/DWI
  • Reckless driving
  • Using a fake driver s license

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

What are the age restrictions to ride a motorcycle?
Drivers must be at least 16 to obtain a motorcycle driving license. Applicants younger than 18 will also need to hold a motorcycle instruction permit for at least six months prior to receiving a motorcycle license along with a Parental Consent Form 433 completed and signed by a parent or guardian.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

What are the available commercial license endorsements?
In Alaska, there are five different types of commercial drivers license endorsements drivers may apply for including:

  • T―Double/Triple Trailers – To drive combination vehicles with double or triple trailers.
  • P―Passenger – To drive a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers including driver.
  • N―Tank Vehicle – To drive a vehicle intended for hauling liquids in bulk.
  • H―Hazardous Materials – To drive a vehicle used to transport placarded quantities of hazardous materials.
  • S―School Buses To drive a school bus transporting students.

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the consequences of driving with a suspended license?
Driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license in Alaska will result in the driver being charged with a class A misdemeanor. Penalties for a class A misdemeanor include up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines. Minimum jail,community service and fines vary depending on the number of times you have been convicted of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driving license.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

What are the different types of driving records?
In Alaska, you have access to three different types of DMV driving records, including the following:

  • Five-yeardriving record
  • Ten-yeardriving record
  • Complete driving record

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

What are the fees associated with an ID card?
Alaska ID card fees are as follows:

New identification cards: $15

Renewed ID cards: $15

ID card replacement: $15

Residents who are 60 years old or more do not have to pay an ID card fee.

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

What are the fees for a duplicate drivers license?
To replace licenses in Alaska, you will need to apply in person at a local Alaska DMV office. Applications to replace driving license must be accompanied by the $15 drivers license replacement fee.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

What are the learners permit restrictions during my first year?
An Alaska learners permit allows drivers to operate a motor vehicle provided they are accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and has at least one year of prior driving experience. The licensed driver must be in the passenger seat while the learners permit holder is driving.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

What are the medical certifications required to obtain a CDL?
Drivers may be required to submit a Medical Examiner s Certificate completed by a licensed medical examiner along with a Commercial Driver Medical and Self-Certifying Verification form when applying for a CDL depending on what type of commercial driving they will be doing.

There are four different categories for commercial driving which include:

  • Non-excepted interstate: Operating vehicles for interstate (state-to-state) commerce, required to get a medical examiner s certificate.
  • Excepted interstate: Operating vehicles for interstate commerce, transporting within excepted categories therefore no medical certification is required.
  • Non-excepted intrastate: Operating vehicles for intrastate (in-state) commerce, required to get a medical examiner s certificate.
  • Excepted intrastate: Operating vehicles for intrastate commerce, transporting within excepted categories therefore no medical certification is required.

Excepted categories for commercial driving licenses include:

  • Custom Farm Operations
  • Bee Keepers
  • Federal, State, Municipal or Borough transportation
  • Occasional transport of personal property
  • Transportation of human corpses or sick/injured persons
  • Fire trucks and rescue vehicles
  • CMVs used to transport between nine and 15 passengers, including the driver
  • CMVs used primarily in transportation of propane winter heating fuel
  • Driver of migrant workers

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the most common reasons why I would need to replace my registration?
There are a few reasons you may need to contact the Alaska DMV to request a car registration replacement.

  • Lost or stolen car registrations (drivers should file a police report in this case)
  • Mistakes on car registrations
  • Damaged or otherwise illegible car registrations
  • Registrations never received

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

What are the penalties for getting a traffic ticket with a driver’s permit?
Drivers with learner s permits will follow the same procedure for paying traffic tickets when they have received one. However, the penalties may include additional fines, as well as an extension of the period of time you must possess the learner s permit prior to receiving an unrestricted Alaska driver s license.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

What are the penalties of being convicted of driving under the influence?
Typical penalties for DUI and DWI citations include the following:

  • Driver s license suspensions
  • Ten points on your driver s record
  • Fees of $24,000 or more
  • Permanent listing of DUI on driver s record
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Required alcohol programs

Additionally, you will have to spend anywhere from 72 hours to one year in jail.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

What are the reinstatement fees I will have to pay for a suspended license?
Alaska residents may be required to pay certain fees before a suspended drivers license reinstatement can be processed. Reinstatement fees include:

  • New driver license: $20
  • First suspension reinstatement (not for a DUI): $100
  • Second suspension reinstatement (not for a DUI): $200
  • First DUI suspension reinstatement: $200
  • First DUI reinstatement fee (if other suspensions on record): $250
  • Second DUI suspension reinstatement: $500
  • Restricted license: $50
  • Restricted license application: $100
  • Retake road test: $15

Additional court fees may also apply.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

What are the required fees for my vehicle registration?
Fees for registering cars in Alaska vary based on the type of vehicle, the vehicle s weight, the vehicle s model year and the municipality you are registering it in. For exact calculations, refer to the Registration Fee chart on the Alaska DMV website.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
The fee to replace car titles in Alaska is $15, and must be paid at the time of application either by mail or in person at a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

What are the required fees to get replacement registration?
The fees to replace lost or stolen car registrations in Alaska are as follows:

  • Registration only: $2
  • Decal/License plate: $5

Personalized or specialty license plate fees may vary.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

What are the required fees to renew my registration?
Car registration renewalfees for non-commercial vehicles in Alaskavary based on the type of vehicle. Fees are as follows:

  • Passenger vehicles and motor homes: $100
  • Trucks and cargo vans under 10,000 pounds: $100
  • Trailers: $30
  • Motorcycles: $60
  • Farm vehicles: $68
  • Taxis: $160

Driversapplying in person will be charged an additional $10 fee to renew car registrations.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

What are the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle?
To obtain an M3 three-wheel motorcycle license in Alaska, you must be at least 16 years old. If eligible, applicants must follow these steps:

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

What are the suspensions eligible for a hardship license?
There are a few violations that lead to drivers license suspensions in Alaska but still allow for a limited drivers license. Some violations include:

  • Suspensions for not having car insurance
  • First time DUI suspensions
  • Second DUI suspension within 15 years

To find out if you are eligible to apply for a limited driving license, contact an Alaska DMV office.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

What do I need to do to get my driver’s license if I fail the driving test?
Drivers license applicants are required to take a road test prior to getting drivers licenses in Alaska. Drivers who fail the road test will have to reschedule a date to retake the test at the driving examiner s discretion. Drivers can reschedule an appointment to reschedule the test as early as the following week after the initial examination.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

What documents do I need to get a learner’s permit?
Applicants are required tosubmit certain documents when applying for a driving permit in Alaska, such as:

  • One proof of name/date of birth:
    • US birth certificate
    • Passport
    • US citizenship certificate
  • One proof of identity:
    • Employee ID card
    • Health insurance card
    • Tax form
  • Proof of residency:
    • Paycheck stub
    • Utility bill
    • Bank statement
  • Proof of Social Security Number (or ineligibility):
    • Social Security card
    • Letter of Social Security ineligibility from Social Security Administration
    • Government document with Social Security printed

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

What documents do I need to get a motorcycle license?
Obtaining a motorcycle driving license in Alaska requires applicants to submit certain documents, including:

  • One proof of name/date of birth:
    • US birth certificate
    • Passport
    • US citizenship certificate
  • One proof of identity:
    • Employee ID card
    • Health insurance card
    • Tax form
  • Proof of residency:
    • Paycheck stub
    • Utility bill
    • Bank statement
  • Proof of Social Security Number (or ineligibility):
    • Social Security card
    • Letter of Social Security ineligibility from Social Security Administration
    • Government document with Social Security printed

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

What documents do I need to get my drivers license?
To apply for drivers license in Alaska, visit a local Alaska DMV office. You will need to provide DMV officials with certain documents including:

  • One proof of name/date of birth:
    • US birth certificate
    • Passport
    • US citizenship certificate
  • One proof of identity:
    • Employee ID card
    • Health insurance card
    • Tax form
  • Proof of residency:
    • Paycheck stub
    • Utility bill
    • Bank statement
  • Proof of Social Security Number (or ineligibility):
    • Social Security card
    • Letter of Social Security ineligibility from Social Security Administration
    • Government document with Social Security printed

To get drivers licenses in Alaska, visit a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
In order to apply for a replacement car title, drivers are required to provide the Alaska DMV when applying to replace car titles. Documents include:

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
Changing your address at a local Alaska DMV office may require you to present a document or two to establish your residency. Documents can include any of the following:

  • Utility bill
  • Alaska voter registration card
  • Alaska title and/or registration (no more than 30 days old)
  • Paycheck Stub
  • Medical Assistance card
  • Public Assistance card
  • Canceled check or bank statement
  • Mortgage or rental documents

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
Non-US citizens may be asked to provide documentation proving their legal residency in the event of changing their address in Alaska. Documents that can satisfy this requirement include:

  • Valid foreign passport
  • Valid resident alien, temporary resident alien, or employment work authorization document
  • US military ID
  • Alaska instruction permit or ID card
  • Court order
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Birth Abroad

Additional supplementary documents:

  • Driver s permit or license from another state
  • Employee ID
  • Health insurance card
  • Tax form (IRS or state)
  • Medical record
  • Military dependent ID
  • Pilot’s license
  • School ID

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

What documents do I need to present to get a replacement car registration?
There are a couple of documents you will need to submit to the Alaska DMV when you are replacing car registrations. Required documents include:

  • Damaged copy of registration (if available)
  • Appropriate car registration replacement fee

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

What documents do I need to present to get new registration?
There are a few documents you will need to submit to a local Alaska DMV officewhen applying to get car registrations, such as:

  • Application for Title & Registration Form 812
  • Current out-of-state registration (if applicable)
  • Car title (if no lien holder)
  • Signed Manufacturer s Certificate of Origin (if no title)
  • VIN inspection documents
  • Odometer disclosure statement (if required)
  • Lien release (if applicable)
  • Registration fee

To learn more about how to register cars, contact your local DMV office.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Alaska

What documents do I need to present to renew my car registration?
Drivers are requiredto present certain documents when renewing car registrations in Alaska. Required documents include:

Drivers will also need to pay the car registration renewal fee.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

What documents do I need to present to renew my drivers license?
In order to renew drivers license in Alaska, driversare required to provide DMV officials with certain documents including:

  • One proof of name/date of birth:
    • US birth certificate
    • Passport
    • US citizenship certificate
  • One proof of identity:
    • Employee ID card
    • Health insurance card
    • Tax form
  • Proof of residency:
    • Paycheck stub
    • Utility bill
    • Bank statement
  • Proof of Social Security Number (or ineligibility):
    • Social Security card
    • Letter of Social Security ineligibility from Social Security Administration
    • Government document with Social Security printed

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
When visiting a local Alaska DMV office to transfer car titles, make sure you have the following documents with you:

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

What documents will I need to present to replace my drivers license?
When applying to replace a stolen or lost drivers license, you will need to provide certain documents proving your identity. Documents may include:

  • Primary proof of identity:
    • Birth certificate
    • US passport
  • Supporting proof of identity:
    • Health insurance card
    • Employee ID

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?
There are a few tests you must pass before being issued a motorcycle license endorsement by the Alaska DMV. Required tests include:

  • Written knowledge test
  • Vision test
  • Road test

Information on the written knowledge test is available in the Alaska Motorcycle Drivers License Manual.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Alaska

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
To replace lost car titles, drivers are required to complete an Affidavit of Lost, Stolen, or Destroyed Title Form 809. This formmust be completed in the presence of a DMV official or it must be notarized.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

What happens if I get traffic ticket fines and I have a CDL?
CDL drivers must notify their employers within 30 days of receiving a traffic ticket in Alaska. While minor offenses do not carry any extra penalties, there are a few major violations that will carry harsher fines and sentences for CDL drivers. These violations include:

  • Driving with a BAC level above 0.04 percent
  • Refusing to submit to a breath or chemical alcohol test
  • Causing a fatality from negligent vehicle operation
  • Felony driving offenses
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

For these violations, you will receive a one year suspension for a first offense in addition to normal penalties assessed by the court. For a second offense, you will lose your CDL license for life.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

What happens to my commercial driver license if I am convicted of a DUI?
The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit in Alaska for commercial drivers is 0.04 percent. Commercial drivers who are found to be driving with a BAC above this limit will lose their CDL license for a mandatory minimum of one year. Drivers transporting hazardous materials will have their suspension raised to three years, while a second DUI offense will result in a lifetime CDL ban. Drivers found with any alcohol in their blood below the legal limit will be put out-of-service for 24 hours.

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
Once you receive a car title copy, it becomes your only valid copy of your car title. Lost car titles that have been found should be surrendered at a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

What information does a driving record contain?
Alaska drivers records contain the following information:

  • Traffic and driving convictions
  • Driver license points
  • Traffic accident reports
  • Driver license suspensions/revocations/cancellations/restrictions

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

What is an ID card?
Alaska ID cards are picture identification that are used by residents who do not drive. ID cards are considered an official form of identification, and can be used to fly within the country or open bank account, among other things.

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

What is considered the legal alcohol limit?
What is the cost of a DUI?
The average cost of a DUI in Alaska is over $24,000. The breakdown of fees includes:

  • Jail time: $330
  • Court Fines: $1,500
  • Sentencing: $250 or higher
  • Vehicle Impound Fee: $600 or higher
  • Ignition Interlock Device: $1,300 or higher
  • Attorney fees: vary (court-appointed: $200)
  • Change of Plea: $200 or higher
  • Court Proceedings: $3,500 to $5,000 or higher
  • DMV Administrative Hearing: $850
  • SR-22 Insurance: $10,000 over five years
  • Replacement License: $20
  • License Reinstatement Fee: $200-250
  • Education Compliance: $390 or higher

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

What is the cost of a traffic ticket?
The cost of traffic tickets in Alaska depends on the type of violation committed. The traffic ticket price should be listed on your ticket documentation. Contact a local Alaska DMV office or county clerk if the information is missing.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

What is the cost to get a driver record?
The fee for an Alaskadriving record is $10.Drivers may submit payment for adriving record either by check, money order or credit card.

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

What is the DUI penalty for a CDL driver?
The legal BAC limit for Alaska CDL license holders is 0.04 percent. Drivers operating a vehicle with a BAC higher than this will have their CDL license suspended in addition to any other penalties. CDL license suspensions range from one year for a first offenseto a lifetime ban for a second offense.

Drivers operating a vehicle transporting hazardous materials will receive a three-year suspension for a first offense.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

What is the DUI penalty for a minor?
Alaska operates under a zero-tolerance rule for license holders between 14 and 21 years old driving under the influence. Drivers in this age range found with any readable BAC level will face a number of criminal penalties such as:

  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Required alcohol programs
  • Loss of driving privileges

Mandatory suspension periods are as follows:

  • First offense: 30 days
  • Second offense: 60 days
  • Third offense: 90 days
  • Fourth and subsequent offenses: 1 year

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

What is the minimum liability insurance coverage?
The minimum mandatory liability car insurance requirements for vehicles in Alaska are as follows:

  • $50,000 coverageper person for bodily injury or death
  • $100,000 coverage for multiple persons total bodily injury
  • $25,000 coverage for property damage

Before applying for car insurance in Alaska, make sure to research online car insurance policies for the best possible rates in your area.

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

What is the passing score for a written test?
The Alaska drivers permit general knowledge written test consists of 20 questions, of which the driver must get at least 16 questions correct.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
The process of titling a scooter or motorcycle in Alaska is the same as titling a car. In order to obtain a car title, provide the Alaska DMV with ownership documents for the vehicle, along with a completed Application for Title & Registration and the motorcycle title/registration fee.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

What languages is the written test available in?
Alaska s written general knowledge test is available in English. Test takers who cannot speak English may bring a person with them to translate the questions.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

What must I do to reinstate my driver’s license as a result of a DUI/DWI?
To reinstate Alaska driver s licenses that have been suspended due to DWI or DUI citations, you must first satisfy the court requirements, which could include the following:

  • Allow the suspension period to pass in its entirety
  • Install an ignition interlock device (IID)
  • Take an alcohol and safety course
  • Enroll in traffic school

Once you have met the terms of your drivers license suspension period, you can visit a local Alaska DMV office and bring the following documents:

  • Provide proof of insurance
  • Provide proof of identity
    • US birth certificate
    • US or US territory passport
    • Valid foreign passport
    • Resident alien documents
    • US military ID
    • Alaska instruction permit or state ID
    • Court order
    • Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization, or Birth Abroad
  • Proof of Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) completion
  • Proof of IID (if applicable)
  • Proof of any other court requirements satisfied

At the DMV, you will also be required to perform the following:

  • Take and pass the written and vision tests
  • Take and pass the road test(if applicable)
  • Pay the reinstatement fee(s)

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Failure to complete the address change checklist in Alaska can result in fines if stopped by law enforcement. To find out where to change your address, visit a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

What penalties will I face if I do not renew my expired drivers license?
Driving with an expired license is against the law in Alaska. Once your license has expired, you are required to get it renewed in order to legally operate a motor vehicle in the state. Additionally, drivers with licenses that have already expired are no longer eligible to renew by mail. To find out more about how to renew drivers licenses, visit a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

What proof of insurance can I provide when registering my car?
The Alaska DMV does not require drivers to provide proof of car insurance when registering their vehicles. However, you will be required to provide proof of car insurance if requested by law enforcement. Acceptable documentation that serves as proof of car insurance includes:

  • Car insurance card
  • Copy of insurance declarations page
  • Copy of insurance binder
  • Copy of letter from insurance company
  • Electronic view of car insurance information

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

What should I do if I have not received my registration tags or stickers?
Car registration renewals should arrive in the mail within 14 days of application. Drivers who do not receive their car registration renewal within that period are suggested to contact the Alaska DMV by sending an email to the Alaska DMV at DOA.DMV.Webmaster@Alaska.gov enclosed with the following information:

  • License plate number, VIN, or registration renewal number
  • Full name
  • Mailing and permanent address

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

What should I do if I have not received my renewed license?
When applying for a drivers license renewal in person, you should receive a temporary drivers licenseupon application. If you re applying for renewed drivers license online or by mail, it can take up to 30 days for you to receive your temporary drivers license in the mail. Alldrivers license renewals should arrive at your mailing address within a couple of weeks. Contact a local Alaska DMV office if you have not received it within that time.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

What test do I need to take for my learners permit?
As part of the Alaska drivers permit application, applicants are required to take a vision test and written knowledge test. The written knowledge test consists of questions based on:

  • Traffic laws
  • Road signs
  • Safe driving practices

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

What tests do I have to take to obtain a CDL?
There are two major tests you must take when submitting a CDL application: the written test and the road test. The written test consists of general knowledge questions that cover road rules, basic vehicle operation, safety procedures and commercial driving/vehicle laws. The road test consists of three separate sections, including:

  • Pre-Trip Inspection: Safety inspection prior to moving on to basic skills
  • Basic Skills Test: Basic vehicle maneuvers
  • Driving Skills Test: Drive through pre-determined test route, performing a combination of basic and complex maneuvers

For more information: Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What tests will I need to take for my drivers license?
There are four different tests you will need to take prior to getting drivers licenses in Alaska. Tests include:

  • Written Knowledge Test
  • Vision Test
  • Road Test
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness Knowledge Test

The alcohol and drug awareness knowledge test is only required for drivers aged 21 and over.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

What type of car insurance am I required to have?
Under Alaska s mandatory car insurance statutes, Alaska residents in applicable counties must have minimum liability car insurance for all motor vehicles they own and operate. However, there are a few counties in the state where insurance for cars is not required. For a list of excepted counties, visit the Mandatory Insurance page on the Alaska DMV website.

Drivers with six points or more on their driving record within the past five years are required to get car insurance regardless of the county they live in.

To apply for car insurance, research car insurance quotes from the various companies extending coverage throughout Alaska.

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

What type of noncommercial license will I need?
There are a few types of non-commercial licenses you may apply for at the Alaska DMV.Drivers license types include:

  • Class D drivers license
  • Class M1, M2, or M3 motorcycle license
  • Non-commercial learner s permit
  • Non-commercial provisional license (for drivers between 16 and 18 years old)

To go about applying for drivers licenses, visit a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

What will happen if I fail to get or keep car insurance?
All vehicles in applicable Alaska counties are required to have the mandatory minimum liability car insurance. Operating a vehicle in these areas without getting car insurance may lead to the following outcomes:

  • Drivers license suspension
  • Violation fees
  • Impoundment of vehicle

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

When can I reinstate my license after it has been suspended?
To reinstate suspended drivers licenses, you must wait for your suspension or revocation period to end. During your suspension period, you may be eligible for a temporary license to drive to and from designated areas only. Contact a local Alaska DMV office for more information.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

When does my car registration expire?
Vehicles in Alaska are given an expiration date on the day they are registered at a DMV office. The vehicle keeps this month of expiration throughout its registration period, even if ownership changes. Exceptions occur when a vehicle has been expired for over a year. At this point, the vehicle s expiration month will restart on the date that it its registration is renewed.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

When does my ID card expire?
Alaska ID cards are valid for five years from the date of issuance and expire on your birthday. You can get ID card renewals up to one year prior to its expiration date.

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

When must I change my address with the DMV?
The timeframe for changing address when moving is within 90 days of becoming an Alaska resident. To learn more about the steps to change address, visit a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Alaska

When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
While bills of sale are not required, they can provide a bit of protection for car buyers and sellers. Bills of sale provide officials with information that can prove a car sale actually happened. Information on a bill of sale includes:

  • Date of sale
  • Amount paid
  • Terms of the sale

To find out more about bills of sale, contact a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alaska

When will I need to renew my license?
Alaska drivers licenses are valid for five years from the date they are issued. Alaska DMV allows drivers license renewals to be processed up to one year before the license expiration date.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

When will I receive a replacement license after applying?
When applying to replace lost drivers licenses in Alaska, you must visit a local Alaska DMV office. You will receive your drivers license replacement that day at the DMV office.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Alaska Driver’s License or ID Card

Where can I check to see if my license is suspended?
To check the status of your Alaska drivers license, you can request a copy of your driving record. To do so, print and complete a Request for Driving Record Form 419F. Submit the form and applicable fees by mail, fax or in person at a local Alaska DMV office.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Alaska

Where can I find a local tax county collector office?
To apply for a car registration replacement, find a local Alaska DMV office through the DMV office search page.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Where can I find more information about an ignition interlock device?
Depending on the court requirements given following your DUI or DWI citation, you may have to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle to reinstate your license. The Alaska Department of Corrections provides a list of approved IID devices and installers.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

Where can I find my traffic or parking ticket information online?
To find your traffic ticket information or pay speeding tickets, visit the Online Traffic Ticket search page on the Alaska Court Records website.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

Where can I get a new drivers license?
To apply for drivers licenses in Alaska, residents must visit a local Alaska DMV office. Upon arrival, applicants are required to submit a completed Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit, or Identification Card Form 478, submit proper documentation proving identity, legal name, Social Security Number, and Alaska residency. Applicants are also required to pay the $15 driver license fee.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Alaska

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
The address to send mail correspondence for duplicate car titles in Alaska is:

State of Alaska

Division of Motor Vehicles

ATTN: CORRESPONDENCE

1300 W. Benson Blvd

Anchorage, AK 99503

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

Where can I obtain an ID card?
To obtain a DMV ID card in Alaska, visit a local Alaska DMV office and submit an Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit or Identification Card Form 478. You must also submit two proofs of identification and pay the $15 ID card fee. Once you have completed all the aforementioned steps, you will receive your ID card via mail within two weeks of submitting the application.

For more information: How to Apply for an Alaska Identification Card

Which types of vehicles need to be insured?
Alaska requires all cars registered in eligible counties to be insured. To learn more about how to get car insurance, visit the car insurance quotes page.

For more information: How To: Save on Alaska Auto Insurance

Who can sign for my permit or license if I am under 18?
Drivers under 18 who are submitting drivers permit applications to the Alaska DMV are required to have a parent or legal guardian complete the Parent/Guardian Consent for a Minor Form 433.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Alaska

Why doesn’t a recent traffic ticket I received appear on my driving record?
Occasionally, mistakes may appear on your Alaska driving record. Any discrepancies on your record should be reported to the DMV immediately. To do so, contact a local Alaska DMV office and notify officials.

For more information: Your Alaska Driving Record

Will I be required to take a vision test for a drivers license renewal?
When applying for a drivers license renewal in person at a local Alaska DMV office, drivers are required to retake the vision test. Mailed licenses renewals do not require any additional testing.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

Will I get a drivers license renewal notice in the mail?
As the Alaska DMV allows drivers license renewals to be processed up to a year in advance of the expiration date, they do not mail out renewal notices.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Alaska

Will I have points against my driver’s license if I get a ticket?
Depending on the violation that resulted in a ticket being issued, drivers may or may not have points assessed on their Alaska driving record. Alaska utilizes a point system that adds demerit points based on the severity of the violation. Examples of point assignments are as follows:

  • Driving with a suspended license: 10 points
  • DUI/DWI: 10 points
  • Leaving the scene of an accident: 9 points
  • Failure to hold minimum liability insurance: 6 points
  • Failure to stop/yield: 4 points
  • Minor moving violations: 2 points

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Alaska

Will I have to take an alcohol awareness class to reinstate my driver’s license?
Depending on the court orders for your Alaska DUI/DWI case, you may be required to take an alcohol treatment program. Programs must be part of the Alaska DMV Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP).

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Alaska

Will I need to fill out an application to replace my car registration?
Yes, you will need to print and complete a Vehicle Transaction Application Form 821 to replace lost car registrations in Alaska. The form should include the following information:

  • Full name
  • License plate number
  • VIN
  • Vehicle description

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
No, you will not need to present proof of insurance when applying to replace car titles in Alaska. However, proof of insurance is required when operating a vehicle in certain counties.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Alaska

Will I receive a renewal registration notice in the mail?
The Alaska DMV will mail out a car registration renewal notice approximately two months before it expires. The notice will include drivers vehicle information, registration fees and all other instruction to renew expired car registrations.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Will my registration expire on my birthday or birth month?
All Alaska car registrations expire two years after the last day of the month you initially registered in.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Alaska