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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.


WARNING:   Scams and Solicitations

This Division cautions you to beware of scams or deceptive solicitations which look official requesting money and/or information from Alaska businesses.

Be particularly diligent during your normal business reporting cycles to the State of Alaska (such as Biennial Reports and License Renewal times) when there is typically an increase in these scams and solicitations.

For additional information go to the Dept. of Law, Consumer Protection Unit:
Frauds & Scams

For additional information on Elderly Fraud Assistance go to the Dept. of Administration:
Office of Public Advocacy

How will you know if it is official?

Any official State correspondence, statement or request from the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing (CBPL) will clearly indicate State of Alaska origin by displaying the official Alaska State Seal and the Governor's name in the document header.

Three examples of State of Alaska official seals:

Alaska State seal Alaska State seal Alaska State seal

Misquoting or misrepresenting Alaska Statutes & Regulations

Beware of scams and deceptive solicitation which misquote or misrepresent Alaska Statutes and Regulations to request both money and information from Alaska businesses.

This Division encourages you to be diligent and check statutes and regulations:

What are the requirements for Entity Books/Records/Minutes/Shares and Shareholder information?

One of the more frequent scams and deceptive solicitations this Division receives notification of pertains to corporate records and minutes.

IMPORTANT: Corporation Statutes require an entity to keep books and records, minutes, class of shares and shareholder information available for inspection in Alaska at either:

  • the registered office (the physical address of the Registered Agent on record)
  • or the principal place of business (the physical address on record)

This Division encourages you to be diligent and familiar with the required filing cycles and forms:

What should you do if you receive a potential scam/deceptive solicitation?

File a complaint: Go to Dept. of Law, Consumer Protection Unit, or in Anchorage call 907-269-5200, or if outside of Anchorage call toll-free 1-888-576-2529.

For more information on how to proceed if a complaint falls within the jurisdiction of this Division, go to Complaint FAQs.

Contact Us

If you have questions you can reach us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or email us at:

Professional Licensing Section
Corporations Section
Business Licensing Section

When contacting this office please direct your questions to the appropriate Section: Corporations, Professional Licensing or Business Licensing. Each Section specializes in its own licensing requirements per Alaska statutes and regulations.