Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 18. Construction Contractors and Home Inspectors
Section 161. Exemptions.
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AS 08.18.161. Exemptions.

To the extent that this chapter governs contractors, this chapter does not apply to

(1) an authorized representative of the United States government, the State of Alaska, or a political subdivision or agency of the state;

(2) an officer of a court when acting within the scope of office;

(3) a public utility operating under the regulations of the public service commission in construction, maintenance, or development work incidental to its own business;

(4) a construction, repair, or operation incidental to the discovering or producing of petroleum or gas, or the drilling, testing, abandoning, or other operation of a petroleum or gas well or a surface or underground mine or mineral deposit when performed by an owner or lessee;

(5) the sale or installation of finished products, materials, or articles of merchandise that are not actually fabricated into and do not become a permanent, fixed part of a structure;

(6) construction, alteration, or repair of personal property;

(7) a person who only furnished materials, supplies, or equipment without fabricating them into, or consuming them in the performance of, the work of the contractor;

(8) work on one project under one or more contracts, the aggregate contract price of which for labor and materials and all other items is less than $10,000; this exemption does not apply when the work is only a part of a larger or major operation, whether undertaken by the same or a different contractor, or when the work is divided into contracts of amounts less than $10,000 for the purpose of evasion of this chapter or otherwise; this exemption does not apply to a person who advertises or puts out a sign or card or other device that might indicate to the public that the person is a contractor, or that the person is qualified to engage in the contracting business; a contractor who performs work priced at $2,500 or more, under this exemption, shall nevertheless keep in force public liability and property damage insurance with coverage in at least the amounts set out in AS 08.18.101 ;

(9) an owner who contracts for a project with a registered contractor;

(10) a person working on that person's own property, whether occupied by the person or not, and a person working on that person's own residence, whether owned by the person or not;

(11) an owner or tenant of commercial property who uses the owner's or tenant's own employees to do maintenance, repair, and alteration work upon that property;

(12) an owner who acts as the owner's own contractor and in doing so hires workers on an hourly basis, hires subcontractors, purchases materials and, as such, sees to the paying for all labor, subcontractors, and materials; in this case, the owner shall be limited to construction of one home, duplex, triplex, four-plex, or commercial building every two years;

(13) a person performing construction work incidental to farming, dairying, agriculture, horticulture, stock or poultry raising, mining, logging, fishing, clearing, or other work upon the land in rural districts for fire prevention purposes, or access road building, unless the person is a licensee.

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