Alaska Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 21, 2021 by Elizabeth Souza

An Alaska eviction notice form for nonpayment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has 7 days to pay the rent or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for eviction in Alaska.

Types of Alaska Eviction Notices

Each possible ground for eviction has its own notice type. Some notices allow the tenant to fix (“cure”) the issue and continue the tenancy, while others simply state an amount of time to vacate by.

Grounds Time Curable?
Unpaid Rent 7-Day Yes
Lease Violation 10-Day Yes
Lease Termination 14/30-Day No
Unpaid Utilities 5-Day Yes
Landlord Access 10-Day No
Illegal Activity 24 Hour/5-Day No

7-Day Notice to Pay (Nonpayment of Rent)

In Alaska, rent is considered late the day after it’s due. Grace periods (if any) are addressed in the rental agreement/lease.

Once rent is past due, the landlord must provide tenants with a 7-Day Notice to Pay if the landlord wants to file an eviction action with the court. This notice gives the tenant the option to pay the past due amount in full within 7 days to avoid eviction.

If the tenant does not pay the rent due by the end of the notice period and remains on the property, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

The Notice for Failure to Pay Rent should include the total amount of past-due rent owed, but not the amount of any late or other fees the tenant may owe.

Get the downloadable 7-Day Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent form template below (.pdf direct link).

10-Day Notice to Cure or Vacate (Lease Violation)

A tenant can be evicted in Alaska if they do not uphold their responsibilities under the terms of a written lease/rental agreement.

Alaska landlords must provide tenants with a 10-Day Notice to Comply, giving tenants the opportunity to correct or “cure” a lease violation within 10 days to avoid eviction.

Typical lease violations could include having too many people reside in the rental unit, having a pet when there’s a no-pet policy, or material health/safety violations.

Examples of material health/safety violations could include letting trash pile up inside the rental unit, providing a harbor for rodents or bugs, or even things like damaging the electrical wiring in the rental unit.

The notice must include:

  • The specific lease violation(s).
  • The remedy the tenant has to perform to cure the violation.
  • The date the lease will terminate if the tenant doesn’t comply within the deadline.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires without correcting the violation, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

Get the downloadable 10-Day Eviction Notice for Lease Violation form template below (.pdf direct link).

14/30-Day Lease Termination Notice (No Lease/ End of Lease)

If rent is paid on a week-to-week basis, a landlord must provide the tenant with 14 days’ written notice if the landlord wants to terminate the lease, or 30 days’ written notice for monthly tenants.

In these cases, the tenant typically has done nothing wrong, but the landlord simply doesn’t want to renew the lease for another term.

The notice must include the date the tenancy will terminate.

If the tenant remains on the property after the notice period expires, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.

Get the downloadable 14-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).

Get the downloadable 30-Day Lease Termination Notice form template below (.pdf direct link).

5-Day Notice to Pay (Nonpayment of Utilities)

In Alaska, if a tenant fails to pay for the utilities they’re required to pay for under the lease/rental agreement, causing electricity, natural gas, or water service to the rental unit to be discontinued, the landlord may evict the tenant.

Landlords must provide tenants with 5 days’ written notice prior to beginning the eviction process.

However, if a tenant pays the past-due utility amounts and restores service to the rental unit within 3 days of receiving the notice, and the utility shut-off didn’t cause any damage to the rental unit, the tenant won’t have to vacate and the eviction process will be stopped.

The notice should include the utility amount owed and the fact that the tenant may pay the past-due amount within 3 days of receiving the notice to avoid eviction.

Get the downloadable 5-Day Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Utilities form template below (.pdf direct link).

10-Day Notice to Quit (Failure to Allow Landlord Access)

In Alaska, tenants are required to allow the landlord into the rental unit to:

  • Inspect the rental unit.
  • Make necessary repairs/alterations to the rental unit.
  • Show the rental unit to potential renters.
  • Remove the landlord’s property from the rental unit.
  • Provide agreed upon/necessary services.

If a tenant refuses to give the landlord reasonable access to perform any of the above items, the landlord may evict the tenant by providing a written notice giving the tenant 10 days to move out.

Get the downloadable 10-Day Eviction Notice for Failure to Allow Landlord Access form template below (.pdf direct link).

24-Hour/5-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity

Tenants who are involved in illegal activity must be given 24 hours’ to 5 days’ prior written notice before the landlord can proceed with an eviction action.

Illegal activity includes:

  • Prostitution.
  • Illegal activity involving alcoholic beverages.
  • Illegal activity involving gambling.
  • Illegal activity involving controlled substances.
  • Illegal activity involving imitation controlled substances.
  • Substantial damage to the rental unit.

In these instances, tenants do not have the opportunity to correct the issue and must move out.

Get the downloadable 24 hour to 5-Day Eviction Notice for Illegal Activity form template below (.pdf direct link).

What to Include in Alaska Eviction Notices

Under Alaska law, a landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all eviction notices, including:

  • The date the tenancy will terminate.
  • The reason for the eviction.
  • What the tenant can do to correct the issue and avoid eviction (i.e. pay rent, comply with lease provisions, fix damage to unit caused by the tenant).
  • How much time the tenant has to correct the issue (if given that option).
  • That if the tenant remains on the property without correcting the issue/moving out by the deadline, the landlord may file an eviction action against the tenant.

It may also be a good idea to ensure that the notice also includes the name and contact information of the person being evicted, just to be sure the correct person receives the notice.

The landlord will also want to get the tenant’s signature confirming that they received the eviction notice, if the notice was hand-delivered.

In addition, the landlord should keep the receipt number if the notice was delivered by certified/registered mail.

Delivering Eviction Notices in Alaska

In the state of Alaska, landlords can deliver an eviction notice by any of the following methods:

  • Giving it to the tenant in person.
  • Mailing the notice to the tenant via certified or registered mail.
  • Leaving the notice at the rental unit if the tenant cannot be found.

Note that using certified mail is only one option under Alaska law.

Eviction Process in Alaska

  1. An eviction notice is posted by the landlord to cure the issue or vacate.
  2. If the tenant does not vacate when required to do so, a complaint is filed by the landlord with the court.
  3. A Summons and Complaint are served to the tenant by the court.
  4. A hearing is held and judgment issued.
  5. If granted, a Writ of Assistance is posted at the property, giving final notice to the tenant to remove their belongings.
  6. Finally, the sheriff returns possession of property to the landlord.

To learn more about the eviction process in Alaska, click here.

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