Alaska 24 Hour Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: August 23, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Alaska 24 Hour Notice to Vacate is an official eviction letter written by the landlord and served to the tenant for deliberate and substantial property damage. The tenant cannot remain on premises and must vacate within one (1) judicial day (not counting weekends or legal holidays).

When to Use an Alaska 24 Hour Notice to Vacate

Use a 24 Hour Notice to Vacate to begin the eviction process in Alaska if the tenant committed substantial and deliberate property damage that exceeds four hundred ($400.00) dollars in repairs.

If the above is not true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 5 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is past due on utilities.
  • 7 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 5 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant is involved in possession of or imitation of a controlled substance, engaged in or promoted prostitution, engaged in or promoted gambling, is involved in illegal activity with alcohol or a repeated lease violation within a 6-month period.
  • 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant failed to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner, refused to allow the landlord access, disturbed the peace and enjoyment of others, failed to maintain smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, violated rules with too many occupants at the premises or any other violations of the lease or rules/regulations.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or landlord is terminating a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. This letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write an Alaska 24 Hour Notice to Vacate

The Alaska Twenty Four (24) Hour Notice to Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Enter the amount of rent due and the date it became due;
  4. Include the total amount to be paid;
  5. Explain where the total amount due should be paid;
  6. The date the total amount is due or the date the tenant must vacate the premises;
  7. Include the date the notice is served;
  8. Landlord prints name and signs notice;
  9. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve an Alaska 24 Hour Notice to Vacate

A landlord can deliver an Alaska Twenty Four (24) Notice to Vacate using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age at the property AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt;
  3. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door, AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by certified or registered mail , add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.