First Time Vehicle Registration in Alaska

Alaska Vehicle Registration

Alaska requires residents to register their vehicles in order to drive them legally. Vehicle registration is done in person at your local Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office; however, if you live in a remote part of Alaska (more than 50 miles from a DMV location) you may mail in your required documents and payment to:

State of Alaska
Division of Motor Vehicles
ATTN: CORRESPONDENCE
1300 W Benson Boulevard STE 200
Anchorage AK 99503-3600

Title and Register a Vehicle in Alaska

When you purchase a new vehicle or move to Alaska, you will have to title and register the vehicle with the DMV.

When you: 

  • Purchase a vehicle in Alaska, you have 30 days to title your vehicle.
  • Move to Alaska, you have 10 days from establishing residency or accepting a job to register your vehicle.

To title and register your vehicle you need to submit the following to the DMV: 

  • The current certificate of title (signed by the seller if applicable) OR the name and address of the lienholder.
  • A completed Odometer Disclosure Statement (839) if there is no space for the reading on your title. This applies to vehicles:
    • Over 12 years old.
    • Under 10,000 pounds.
  • A lien release document (if applicable).
  • Current out-of-state registration (if applicable).
  • Proof of insurance. You’re required to be covered for:
    • $50,000 for bodily injury to one person.
    • $100,000 total allocated for bodily injury.
    • $25,000 for property damage.
  • A completed Vehicle Transaction Application (812).
  • Notarized power of attorney (if the vehicle is leased).
  • Payment for the applicable registration fees and taxes.

Alaska Title and Registration Fees

Registration fees vary based on the type, weight, and age of the vehicle. Use the registration fee calculator to figure out the total. 

  • Title fee*: $15.
  • Lien recording fee*: $15. 

*NOTE: If you hold a title in another state or have a lien on the vehicle in another state, the title or lien recording fees would be waived.