Alaska Tax Deeds

Sale Type: Deed
Interest Rate: N/A
Bid Method: Set up by each municipality
Redemption Period: 1 year minimum (set by municipality)
Sale Date(s): Varies by municipality
Statute Section(s): AK Statutes – Title 29, CH 45, Artical 2
Over-the-Counter: County – NO State –YES
State Website:

Process of Buying Tax Deeds in Alaska:

Alaska uses different methods within the state to conduct tax sale auctions. To determine the bidding method used, you will need to contact the borough municipalities. Many boroughs will allow you to register the day of the sale. Upon registering you will be given a bidding number which you will use to bid. Tax deeds are awarded to the highest bidder.

The two most commonly used methods of buying tax foreclosure deeds in the boroughs of Alaska are the “Premium Bid” and the “Sealed Bid”. The Premium Bid includes all delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and administrative costs. Property will be bid up in price until a high bid is established. The highest bidder is awarded the deed to the property. To use the Sealed Bid method, you must download or pick up the required county form and submit you bid. It must be received before the day of the sale to be valid.

Additional Information:

Tax sales in Alaska are generally held by the municipality under local ordinance. Alaska usually has a year-long redemption period. The sale price is usually set at market value. Alaska is the only state in the United States where a large portion of its land mass is not subject to a property tax. Alaska’s Constitution requires that the entire state be divided into boroughs, organized or unorganized. In Alaska, there are sixteen “organized” boroughs and one “unorganized” borough. Twelve of the sixteen organized boroughs levy a property tax. Additionally, thirteen cities within these organized boroughs also levy a property tax.

Alaska Tax Delinquent Real Estate Property Resources:

Directory of Taxing Juristictions PDF


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Alaska County Resource Directory

Everything you want to know that about Alaska Tax Line Certificates is a click away. In this table below, you can click on County for links to the County websites, click Census for U.S Census bureau information, see county auction types, population, and click the map image a detailed county map.

County Census Auction Type Population Map
Aleutians East Borough 013  Tax Deeds 2,744 State map highlighting Aleutians East Borough
Anchorage 020  Tax Deeds 260,283 State map highlighting Anchorage
Bristol Bay Borough 060  Tax Deeds 1,258 State map highlighting Bristol Bay Borough
Denali Borough 068  Tax Deeds 1,893 State map highlighting Denali Borough
Fairbanks North Star Borough 090  Tax Deeds 82,840 State map highlighting Fairbanks North Star Borough
Haines Borough 100  Tax Deeds 2,392 State map highlighting Haines Borough
Juneau 110  Tax Deeds 30,711 State map highlighting Juneau
Kenai Peninsula Borough 122  Tax Deeds 49,691 State map highlighting Kenai Peninsula Borough
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 130  Tax Deeds 14,077 State map highlighting Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Kodiak Island Borough 150  Tax Deeds 13,913 State map highlighting Kodiak Island Borough
Lake and Peninsula Borough 164  Tax Deeds 1,823 State map highlighting Lake and Peninsula Borough
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 170  Tax Deeds 59,322 State map highlighting Matanuska-Susitna Borough
North Slope Borough 185  Tax Deeds 7,385 State map highlighting North Slope Borough
Northwest Arctic Borough 188  Tax Deeds 7,208 State map highlighting Northwest Arctic Borough
Sitka 220  Tax Deeds 8,835 State map highlighting Sitka
Skagway 230  Tax Deeds 862 State map highlighting Skagway
Unorganized Borough  Tax Deeds 78,486 State map highlighting Unorganized Borough
Wrangell  Tax Deeds 2,448 State map highlighting Wrangell
Yakutat City and Borough 282  Tax Deeds 808 State map highlighting Yakutat City and Borough

Reference Site Source:

Alaska County Map

Local Real Estate Clubs

Anchorage Real Estate Investors Club
Contact: Karen Ciocchi
Email: Telephone: 907-248-7088
When: 3rd Thursday each month at 6:30 PM
Where: Alyeska Title Guarantee Agency Inc., 3900 C Street, Suite 101

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