Information on Criminal Background Checks in Alaska:
Any Person may receive Alaska criminal justice information. Alaska allows the dissemination of additional information to
employers/licensing agencies for screening of applicants for positions responsible for the care of children and
dependent adults. The subject of a record is authorized to view or purchase a copy of his/her entire record. The Department of
Public Safety, Criminal Records and Identification Bureau maintains Alaska Criminal Justice Information.
Alaska Criminal Justice Information may be obtained by either submitting a request based on a name search or submitting the
record subject's fingerprints. Background checks based on positive, fingerprint identification are recommended; name-based searches
may miss criminal history reported to the Central Repository under aliases or other names. Currently the fee for a
name based background check is $20; a fingerprint-based check is $35.