An Alaska criminal background check can be requested by an interested party in accordance with Alaska Statue § 12.62.160. This request can be obtained by filling out a Request for Criminal Justice Information form and providing a name or submitting the record subject’s fingerprints. The FD-258 Fingerprint Form is mandatory when submitting fingerprints for a background check request.

Cost – $20 for name-based check ($5 per additional copy), $35 for fingerprint-based check

Laws§ 12.62.400

Step 1 – Background Check Authorization Form

A potential employee must consent to a company’s background check request by using a background check authorization form.

Step 2 – Go to Alaska’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) Website

Visit the DPS Background Check Requests webpage. An employer or individual can request a person’s criminal record by selecting the ‘Request for Criminal Justice Information from other than record subject‘ form near the bottom of the page.

Step 3 – Select Type of Information

Select one of the three (3) options pertaining to the type of information being requested as shown in the image below.

Step 4 – Subject and Requester Information

Subject must enter the following information into the appropriate fields:

  • Name
  • Aliases
  • Mailing address
  • City/State/Zip
  • Drivers license number
  • DOB
  • Sex
  • Social Security number
  • Phone number
  • Signature
  • Date

Requester must complete their section by providing the following information:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Business/agency
  • Mailing address
  • City/State/Zip
  • DOB
  • Phone number
  • Sex
  • Social Security number
  • Fax number (if applicable)
  • Signature
  • Date

Record subject must sign and date at the bottom of the page.

Step 5 – Fingerprints

If a fingerprint-based search is desired, the FD-258 Fingerprint Form must be attached to the request form. Any fingerprints submitted in other formats will be rejected.

Step 6 – Mail Form(s)

Forms can be mailed to the address posted at the top of the request form. This request should include the appropriate fees.