Research & Analysis

Lien Watch

The purpose of Lien Watch is to identify community entities struggling with cash flow or management issues, as indicated by active tax liens or court-related debts. DCRA uses this information to identify communities that may need technical assistance to build local utility management capacity in rural Alaska. This information is updated every two months.

Lien Watch lists unresolved state and federal tax liens and court judgments levied against municipal, tribal, and utility entities in communities with less than 2,500 people. The information herein is based on public domain lien data dating from May 1, 2007 to December 31, 2016, as extracted from the records of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Recorder’s Office.

Number of Active Liens, May-June 2007 to January-February 2017

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Amount Owed in Active Liens, May-June 2007 to January-February 2017

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Current Liens Issued and Released

Previous Reports

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

For More Information about the Research & Analysis Section contact:

Manjula Boyina

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Phone: 907-269-7959
Email: Manjula Boyina