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What Is an Alaska Rental Application?

A rental application in the State of Alaska is a legal means for a landlord to gather information on prospective tenants. This document allows a landlord to give all prospective tenants a standardized form to complete to gather information. From a tenant's perspective, this document ensures that landlords treat all tenants fairly and are in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act.

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The Alaska Rental Application Process

The Alaska rental application allows landlords to verify a prospective tenant's background information and credit history before signing a lease agreement. In Alaska, there is no maximum application fee; landlords may charge as much as they think is fair and the fee is not refundable.

In Alaska, the security deposit for approved tenants may not exceed two (2) months’ rent. If the monthly rent is more than $2,000, however, this limit does not apply. The landlord may also charge an additional pet deposit of up to one (1) month's rent, but only if the pet is not a service animal. The rental application fee is separate from the security deposit and pet deposit.

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A Sample Alaska Rental Application with Examples for Each Step

The rental application should include the following sections:

  • Prospective Property Information including address and rent
  • Name of Applicant
  • Contact Information including phone number(s), and email address
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's License Number
  • Current Address including dates in/out, the reason for moving, rental amount, landlord name, and contact information
  • Previous Address including dates in/out, the reason for moving, rental amount, landlord name, and contact information
  • Employment and Income Information including current occupation, current position, dates of employment, employer, address, phone, name of supervisor, and monthly salary, and previous occupation, position, dates of employment, employer, address, phone, name of supervisor, and monthly salary
  • Other income Description including monthly income
  • Emergency Contacts name, relationship to applicant, address, phone number
  • Personal References name, relationship to applicant, address, phone number
  • Background Information including applicant's prior willful refusals to pay rent, prior evictions or rent owed after leaving, prior bankruptcy filings, and prior criminal convictions
  • Other Information including how the tenant heard about the prospective property and a request for additional information that would help evaluate the application
  • All Other Proposed Occupants names and dates of birth
  • All Vehicles including make, model, year, and license plate number
  • Pet Information if any
  • Dated Agreement and Authorized Signature including the non-refundable application fee and a provision giving consent to a credit/criminal background check

Rental Application Resources for Tenants in Alaska

Alaska Legal Services Corporation                 

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) Fair Housing Enforcement Project                             

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.       

Alaska Department of Law Consumer Protection Unit

Alaska Rental Application Laws

According to the Alaska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (AS 34.03.10 - 34.03.360), the most that a landlord may charge for a security deposit is two month’s rent (unless the rent is more than $2,000). Furthermore, the deposit must be returned within 14 days (so long as the tenant has given proper notice; otherwise, the landlord has 30 days).

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