IN ORDER TO FILE A SURETY BOND IN ALASKA, THE VEHICLE MUST BE IN THE STATE OF ALASKA AND THE APPRAISAL MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED IN ALASKA. THE VEHICLE MUST BE INSPECTED BY A DMV REPRESENTATIVE IN THE STATE OF ALASKA.
Alaska law requires an individual to transfer ownership of a vehicle by using a title document. However, if a person has purchased a vehicle from someone and has lost the title which was received from the seller, or the seller did not give the buyer the title, it is still possible to obtain a title.
The law allows an individual to obtain a three year non-cancelable title surety bond or deposit a cash bond with the Division of Motor Vehicles in the amount of one and a half times the appraised value of the vehicle. The bond financially protects the State in case of a legal dispute concerning ownership of the vehicle for which the State has issued a title.
All vehicles, other than small trailers weighing less that 1,000 lbs., will require a surety bond, if there is inadequate proof of ownership. If the buyer requires a surety bond to obtain title to a vehicle, they can stop by the nearest DMV office and pick-up a Surety Bond (No Proof of Ownership) packet.
The vehicle must be inspected by a law enforcement officer or a representative of the Division of Motor Vehicles (Form 811). The purpose of the inspection is to verify the vehicle identification number and the identity of the vehicle. An individual may obtain a special one-way trip permit from DMV for the purpose of bringing the vehicle to a DMV office for inspection.