Alaska State Laws Affecting Tenants in Domestic Violence Situations

Here are Alaska rules protecting tenants who are victims of domestic violence.

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Under Alaska law (Alaska Stat. § 29.35.125(a)), a city may impose a fee on the owner of residential property if the police go to the property an excessive number of times during a calendar year when called for assistance or to handle a complaint, an emergency, or a potential emergency. This fee may not be imposed for responses to calls that involve potential child neglect, domestic violence, or stalking.

If you are facing a domestic violence situation (including stalking) and want to move, check with local police or a battered women’s shelter regarding resources and services in your area, including how to get a temporary restraining order (TRO) from a court. For information and referrals to local agencies, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE. This organization’s website also includes links to state coalitions against domestic violence.  Another useful resource is WomensLaw.org, which includes extensive information on state laws relevant to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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