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Rule 5.1. Filing and Service by Facsimile Transmission.
(a) Filing by Facsimile Transmission. A party may file documents by fax as permitted by administrative order of the presiding judge or with prior written consent of the judge assigned to the case. Unless the court orders that the original document be filed, a party filing a document by fax shall retain the original and shall produce it for inspection upon request of another party to the action or as ordered by the court.
(b) Service by Facsimile Transmission.
(1) Application of this Rule. This rule governs the service of documents by fax. It applies only to documents that may be served under Civil Rule 5(b). It does not apply to documents that must be served under Civil Rule 4. It applies to service by parties and by the court.
(2) Method of Service. Service by fax is made by transmitting the paper to the facsimile machine telephone number of a person who has consented to be served in this manner. Additional service by mail is not required; however, a copy of the paper must be mailed to the person upon request.
(3) Consent to Service. A person who is willing to accept service by fax in an action shall so indicate beneath the signature in the person's initial filing or by serving and filing a separate notice of consent. A party may revoke consent by serving and filing a separate notice that consent has been revoked.
(4) Page Limit. A person may serve by fax a total of 25 pages per recipient per day unless the parties have agreed to a different page limit. Cover sheets and separators do not count toward the page limit.
(5) When Service is Complete. Service by fax is complete upon receipt of the entire document by the receiving party's facsimile machine. Service that occurs in whole or in part after 4:30 p.m. shall be deemed to have occurred at the opening of business on the next day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a judicial holiday listed in Administrative Rule 16.
(6) Proof of Service. If service is made by fax, proof of service must be made by affidavit of the person making service, or by certificate of an attorney, an authorized agent of the attorney, or a pro se litigant. The affidavit or certificate must include the following information:
(A) the date and time of the transmission;
(B) the telephone number of the transmitting facsimile machine;
(C) the recipient's name and facsimile machine telephone number;
(D) the number of pages transmitted; and
(E) a statement that the document was transmitted by facsimile transmission and the person signing the affidavit or certificate believes the transmission to have been complete and without error.
In lieu of including this information, the person signing the affidavit or certificate may attach a copy of the transmission report issued by the transmitting facsimile machine if the report is an accurate record of the transmission.
(Adopted by SCO 1307 effective January 15, 1998)
Note: Presiding judges' fax filing orders are available from the Court Rules Attorney, 820 W. 4th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501, (907) 264-8239, and on the court system's home page:
As of the publication deadline for this edition of the rules, fax filing is permitted in several first district court locations under an order entered by Presiding Judge Larry Weeks.
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