- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 40. Public Records and Recorders
- Chapter 17. Recording of Documents
- Section 10. Place of Recording and Access to Records.
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AS 40.17.010. Place of Recording and Access to Records.
- (a) The Department of Natural Resources shall provide at each public office designated by the department
- (1) the documents and indices or alternative document retrieval system of the recording district or districts served by
that public office;
- (2) a machine, device, or system with which to retrieve stored documents;
- (3) a means for making copies of recorded documents and a person authorized by the recorder to certify the copies;
- (4) to the extent money is appropriated for the purpose, a machine, device, or system capable of rapidly transmitting a
document eligible for recording to a recorder at one place of recording in the state, and a person to operate the
machine, device, or system; if the department determines that it is not feasible to provide a machine, device, or
system in an office serving a recording district, it shall provide for transmitting documents from the office by other
- (5) instructions that explain to the public the formal requirements that a document must satisfy to be recorded.
- (b) The department shall provide the staff and equipment to receive and record documents and to store them permanently.
- (c) When rapid recording and retrieval and secure storage of documents can be provided for all recording districts with a
single place of recording in the state, the recorder shall record the documents at a single place in the state
designated by the department.
- (d) The recorder shall provide reasonable public access during business hours to recorded documents, indices, and
facilities provided for in this section.
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