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Regulation of Pawnbrokers

The pawnbroker licensing program is administered by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing pawnbrokers in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. This program was enacted by the Alaska State Legislature in 2010 and went into effect on July 1, 2011.

A permanent pawnbroker license is required for all persons engaging in business in Alaska for which a pawnbroker license is required by AS 08.76.100 and who do not hold a current municipal pawnbroker license that conforms to AS 08.76.100-08.76.590. If you are not sure whether your municipal license conforms to the new Alaska statutes, please contact the city clerk in your municipality. The Alaska pawnbroker license is valid for up to 2 years, and will expire on December 31 of every odd year.

Pawnbrokers must also obtain an Alaska Business License, which can be done after receiving a professional pawnbroker license.

It is Time to Renew Your License!

Click Here to Renew Online

Valid License Numbers Contain Either:

6 numbers
OR
4 letters + at least 1 number

If you have an alpha-numeric license number, you must enter all of the characters in order to renew online. EXAMPLE: ABCD1234

MY LICENSE Online Renewal

Please use our convenient MY LICENSE online renewal application. In most cases your license will be renewed immediately. Due to a heavy volume of renewal activities, processing time for renewal applications received by mail may take up to 4-6 weeks.

If you have not registered, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the MY LICENSE customer home page at: ProfessionalLicense.Alaska.Gov/MYLICENSE
  2. If you have an existing myAlaska account, enter your account information. If not, please create an account. You will be redirected to the MY LICENSE customer home page.
  3. Under Access an Existing License, enter your license number and Web Authorization Code, if one has been provided. This information is on your renewal notice.
  4. To renew your license, simply select the license you wish to renew from the Professional Licensing section.

Electronic Requests for License Verification

NOTE: This feature is for individuals who have registered with MY LICENSE and wish to pay the filing fee online with a credit card payment .

If you are not registered with MY LICENSE and would like information on how to register, please contact pawnbrokers@alaska.gov

  1. Submit Your Request
    • Send your Request for License Verification to: pawnbrokers@alaska.gov
    • Put the program along with your first and last name in the subject line.
    • The following information must be provided in the body of your email:
      • NAME: The name used when your professional license was last issued or renewed.
      • LICENSE NUMBER: Your professional license number.
      • SEND TO: Provide both the Board and/or Agency name along with a complete mailing address.
  2. Payment of Fees
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page.
    • A “Make a Payment” link will be available within your license details page under “Actions”.
    • A $20 filing fee is required for each verification of license.
  3. Completed Request
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page when the request is completed.
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for processing after submitting your payment.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order, you may mail in the Request License Verification form.

Initial Application

Renewal Application

Miscellaneous Forms

Division forms may be found in the CBPL Quick links, located in the sidebar to the right.

Statutes and Regulations

Alaska 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.

Licensees are responsible for knowledge of all statutes and regulations pertaining to their profession.  AS 08.01-08.03 and 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.  AS 08.76 specifically applies to the professional licensing of pawnbrokers.

If you would like to receive notice of all proposed regulation changes for your program, please send a request in writing with your name, preferred contact method (mail or email), and the program you want to be updated on to:

Regulations Specialist
Email: RegulationsAndPublicComment@Alaska.Gov
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of pawnbrokers in other states.

National Pawnbrokers Association
PO Box 508
Keller, Texas 76244
Phone: 817-337-8830
Fax: 817-337-8875
Website: nationalpawnbrokers.org
Email: info@nationalpawnbrokers.org

Contact Information

Tracy Wiard, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2695
Email: Pawnbrokers@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806