Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing staffs the collection
agency program. The Department of Commerce, Community,
and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry
out laws governing collection agencies and collection
agency operators in Alaska. It makes final licensing
decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people
who violate licensing laws.
b. Collection Agency Branch Office
c. Collection Agency Operator
agencies must also obtain an Alaska
Licensure is not required for an out-of-state agency when the agency is only seeking to make collections from debtors within the state of Alaska.
Licensure is required when an out-of-state agency collects claims or solicits to collect claims on behalf of creditors (clients) based in Alaska.
Letters of Exemption: The division will not issue letters regarding an agency’s exemption.
Out-of-State Collection Agencies are directed to review the licensing statute, in particular
AS 08.24.090 and AS 08.24.380 when making a determination to seek licensure in Alaska.
||Collection Agency/Branch Initial Statement of Employees, #08-4024, Revised 06/17/11.
||Collection Agency/Branch Annual Statement of Collections, #08-0606, Revised 12/13/11.
||Collection Agency/Branch Verification of Operator Employment, #08-4460,
||Collection Agency/Branch Request for Operator Waiver, #08-4459, Revised
||Collection Agency Branch Notice of Employment, #08-2451, Revised 11/02/11.
||Collection Agency/Branch Notice of Withdrawal of Employee, #08-4015,
||Change of Operator Assignment, #08-4133, Revised 06/17/11.
||Request for Return of Cash Deposit, #08-4208, Revised 06/17/11.
||Change of Address Form, #08-4291, Revised 04/20/09.
You will need to contact the Corporations and/or the Business Licensing section to change
your address on file for those items, should you have either.
Statutes are passed by the Legislature. Regulations
(also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules
adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and
make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations
have the force of law.
08.24 specifically applies to collection agencies and
collection agency operators. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations
12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the
regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and
we invite public comment on them. If you would like
to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write
to the regulations specialist and request that your
name be added to the Collection Agency interested parties
list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name
removed from the mailing list.
|Nathan Vallier, Licensing Examiner
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806