Alaska Statutes.
Title 34. Property
Chapter 35. Liens
Section 175. Improvement Lien On Personal Property.
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AS 34.35.175. Improvement Lien On Personal Property.

(a) A person who makes, alters, repairs, or labors upon an article of personal property at the request of the owner or lawful possessor has a lien on the property for the just and reasonable charges for the labor performed and material furnished. The person may keep possession of the article until the charges are paid.

(b) If the charges are not paid within three months after the labor or materials, or both, are performed or furnished, the person having the lien may sell the article at public auction and apply the proceeds of the sale, first, to the payment of the expenses of sale, second, to the discharge of lien, and third, the balance to the owner of the article.

(c) The sale shall be held in the recording district where the article is left to be altered or repaired.

(d) Before the sale is made, notice of the sale shall be given to the debtor by registered letter directed to the last known place of residence of the debtor, if the residence is known, and also by posting notice of the sale in three public places in the recording district, one of which shall be at or near the front door of the post office nearest the place of sale, for 10 days before the day of sale. The notice must contain a particular description of the article to be sold, the name of the owner or reputed owner, the amount due on the lien, and the time and place of said sale.

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