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, 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 Regulatory Commission of Alaska 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) an owner who contracts for a project with a registered contractor;

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

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

(11) an owner who acts as the owner's own contractor and in doing so performs the work independently or hires workers or 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; an owner who advertises the structure under construction for sale or sells the structure during the period of construction or within two years after the period of construction begins shall file, on forms provided by the department, a notice indicating that the owner is not engaged in a business for which the owner is required to register as a contractor under this chapter; for the purposes of this paragraph, construction begins on the date that is the earlier of when the owner

(A) begins the actual construction work; or

(B) enters into an agreement with another person for the other person to provide labor, to act as a subcontractor, or to provide materials for the construction;

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

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