Courts in Alaska
Court Records, Directory And News in AK
Alaska's trial courts are called district courts and superior courts. District courts hear the majority of domestic violence, small claims, and misdemeanor cases, and superior courts hear all types of civil and criminal cases. If you're filing an appeal of a district court decision, you would file this in superior court. Alaska's court system also includes its court of appeals and the Alaska Supreme Court. There are no municipal (city) courts in Alaska.
You can obtain a number of Alaska court forms on their website, at If you're seeking state court records, you can use the Alaska Court View system ( to obtain information including the names of the parties, the type of case, and a copy of the court docket. You can also find information regarding wills in Alaska, and can even pay your traffic ticket online via Court View. If you're simply trying to find out if someone has a criminal record in Alaska, you may get all of the information you need from this online database. However, if you want to get copies of court documents in Alaska, you must contact the court in question via phone, in writing, or in-person.
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23, Jul 2014 - Alaska News Nightly: July 18, 2014
EPA Rolls Out Proposed Restrictions on the Pebble Mine; Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction; State Confirms Rabies in Bat in Southeast Alaska; Diomede Helicopter Service Resumes; Governor Signs Bill in Bethel to Ease Autopsy Burden; Fort Yukon Plans New Landfill to Improve Safety, Facilitate More Recycling; AK: Weaving; 300 Villages: Dry Creek Download Audio
23, Jul 2014 - 12-year-old's rapist sentenced to two years
A judge Tuesday sentenced a Wrightstown, Wis., man who raped a 12-year-old girl in Onalaska to two years in prison.
23, Jul 2014 - Judge rules setnet ban ballot initiative allowable
Judge rules setnet ban ballot initiative allowableBy MOLLY DISCHNERMorris News Service-Alaska/Alaska Journal of CommerceANCHORAGE --- Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made Wednesday.The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot initiative petition in November seeking to ask voters whether to ban ...
23, Jul 2014 - Judge upholds ruling that Flint Hills' lawsuit filed too late
FAIRBANKS - A Superior Court Judge has denied a request by Flint Hills Resources Alaska to pursue damages against the former owner of its North Pole refinery.
23, Jul 2014 - Partisan feud erupts over EPA as it moves to nix Alaska mine
This move comes as a federal court in Alaska litigates a suit filed by the proposed mine builder, Northern Dynasty Minerals, alleging that the EPA had already overstepped its bounds by issuing regulations before the permitting process had begun for the so-called Pebble Mine. Though congressional Democrats, activists, and members of the fishing industry have lauded the EPA’s move, conservatives ...
23, Jul 2014 - Fairbanks doctor appeals medical license revocation
FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks doctor has filed an appeal in Alaska Superior Court to stop the Alaska State Medical Board from revoking his license to practice medicine. It would be the state's first license r
23, Jul 2014 - Anchorage, AK Alaska News Nightly: July 22, 2014
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23, Jul 2014 - Voting language trial begins
Editors Note APNewsNow. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A judge in Anchorage is conducting a trial in a voting rights lawsuit filed by several Alaska villages that alleges the state has failed to provide accurate, complete translations of voting materials into Alaska Native languages.
23, Jul 2014 - Judge upholds ruling that Flint Hills' lawsuit was filed too late
FAIRBANKS - A Superior Court Judge has denied a request by Flint Hills Resources Alaska to pursue damages against the former owner of its North Pole refinery.
23, Jul 2014 - Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president, was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla, court records showed on Wednesday. The July 16 citation carries a potential fine of $154, and Palin has 30 days from the date of receiving the citation to respond to it, the records showed. Police pulled Palin over ...
23, Jul 2014 - Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction
The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision today in a long running tribal court jurisdiction case. The case stems from a Minto tribal court decision that terminated parental rights. Download Audio
23, Jul 2014 - Alaska Supreme Court sides with Interior tribe in child custody, sovereignty case
FAIRBANKS—The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday in support of an Interior tribal court in a child custody and tribal sovereignty case that was contested by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration.
23, Jul 2014 - Anchorage, AK Alaska man gets 4 consecutive life terms in prison in Coast Guard shooting deaths
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska man was sentenced Tuesday to four consecutive life terms in the 2012 shooting deaths of two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station that mystified an island community for nearly a year before an arrest was made.
23, Jul 2014 - Alaska News Nightly: July 23, 2014
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23, Jul 2014 - Anchorage, AK Questions Remain About Alaska’s Prison Deaths
A number of inmate deaths in Alaska prisons over the past few months have prompted state legislators to seek answers. But at a hearing hosted by Senator Hollis French (D – Anchorage) on Tuesday in Anchorage, few questions were resolved. Download Audio
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