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HOW DO I REQUEST PUBLIC RECORDS?

 

Alaska law requires state and local agencies to make public records available, in the format in which the agency maintains or disseminates the records, for inspection by the public; public information requests are subject to certain exceptions and reasonable fees.

See: AS 40.25.110; AS 40.25.115; AS 40.25.120. See also 2 AAC 96.200. Public information principles

The following is how to request public information from the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Please note that completing this request is specific only to DPS.

Step 1: Get the Request for Public Information form
Click this link Request For Public Information

Step 2: Complete the form
Complete the information request form—be sure to include enough detail to allow the assigned employee to locate the specific records being requested.

Step 3: Submit the form
After completing the form, click on “Submit” to electronically submit your request. An automated notice will be sent to the e-mail you provided and will contain the Request Number assigned to your request.

Step 4: Costs for Public Records
Should your public information request incur a charge, you will be contacted prior to the request being processed.

For questions or an alternative way to submit your request, please e-mail dps.publicinforequest@alaska.gov
or call 907-465-4322.