Alaska Tenant-Landlord Law

Northwest USA Federated State, 1,529,895 km², 735,132 residents (estimate 2013), 0 residents/km², capital: Juneau. Borders: Arctic Ocean (N), Pacific Ocean (S, W) (Bering Strait); Canada (E).

State Overview

The peaceful coasts, which develop for 9000 km, are divided into peninsulas and gulfs with numerous island groupings, including the archipelagos of Alexander and the Aleutians; those facing the Arctic Ocean, for a length of 1700 km, are instead flat and straight. The islands of Pribilof, San Matteo and San Lorenzo, which are located offshore in the Bering Sea, are also part of Alaska. The territory of Alaska is animated by powerful reliefs, a continuation of the Rocky Mountain system; they start S with the chain of the Sant’Elia mountains (Saint Elias Mountains), including the eponymous peak and Mount Logan, from which two chains depart, that of the Chugach mountains and the Alaska chain which culminates in Denali, the highest peak (6194 m) of North America, and continue with the Aleutian chain. The structure of Alaska is typical of geologically young areas, with intense volcanism and strong seismicity. Among the volcanic systems, the largest is the Wrangell (5036 m); the Katmai volcano and the adjacent valley, called the Valley of 10,000 Fumes, are a national monument. The glacial modeling was intense; numerous glaciers descend to both the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific; the Malaspina glacier originates from the Sant’Elia mountains, one of the largest in the world. The high mountain ranges also represent climatic barriers: in the N the climate is clearly arctic, with constantly low temperatures, snow almost all year round and in winter, along the coast, frozen sea; in S instead, where the coast is lapped by the warm current from Asia and is well sheltered from the mountains, the climate is relatively milder: in Juneau, the average temperature in January is –3.5 ºC, that in July of 13.5 ºC. Precipitation varies from 200 mm per year in northern Alaska to 500 in central Alaska and over 2000 mm along the Gulf of Alaska. The territory is crossed in the EW direction by the Yukon River, the principal of the state; Noatak, Kuskokwim, Susitna and Copper are also important; among the lakes the largest is the Illiamna. Alaska’s population is continuously increasing: in 1900 it was just 63,592 inhabitants, of which 30,000 indigenous (Inuit, Aleuti), in 1940 it had risen to 72,524 inhabitants. and today it is 735,132; the increase is almost exclusively due to US immigrants. The most populated city is Anchorage; other main centers are Juneau, the capital, Fairbanks and Ketchikan.


The economy, once mainly linked to fishing (salmon, herring, cod), today is essentially based on mineral resources: oil (first discovered in the Kenai Peninsula, on the Gulf of Alaska, and, subsequently, in the bay of Prudhoe, on the Arctic coasts), gold (discovered in 1896), coal, natural gas, copper, silver and platinum; a 1270 km long oil pipeline (almost entirely in an arctic environment) transports the oil extracted to Prudhoe to Valdez, an ice-free port all year round. As a result, Valdez became the third largest US port by tonnage (after New York and New Orleans). And oil, the source of wealth for Alaska, caused a serious ecological disaster: on March 24, 1989 the oil tanker Exxon Valdez, due to an error of maneuver, it hit the bottom, overturning its load into the sea; 41 million t of crude oil devastated hundreds of kilometers of coastline, with irreparable damage to marine fauna. Agriculture (potatoes, barley, oats) is limited to the valleys of the Matanuska and Tanana rivers, where the soil is free from frost for 90-100 days a year; pastures are also not usable for about eight months a year. The breeding concerns reindeer, cattle, sheep, birds and above all fur animals. The forests, which extend over a third of the territory, provide excellent work timber (fir, cedar, birch). Industrial activities are limited to fish processing (Ketchikan) and timber (Ketchikan, Sitka) and oil refining (Nikiski). Trade with other US states occurs mainly by sea with embarkations from the ports of Juneau, Anchorage, Ketchikan, Skagway, those with Canada via the Alaska Highway. Passenger traffic with the United States takes place, however, almost exclusively by air. Numerous national parks have been opened within this vast country, including (1980) Wrangell-St. Elias, approximately 220,000 km².


Explored by Bering and Čirikov between 1728 and 1741, then by Russian, Spanish and English expeditions (remember that of J. Cook in 1778), Alaska owes its first attempts at colonization to Russian fur merchants Šelikov and Golikov, who between 1748 and 1786 they founded the first merchant establishments in Kodiak, which soon became centers for the colonization and evangelization of the natives. From 1799 it was administered by a Russian-American company to which Tsar Paul I had granted sovereign powers. The boundaries of the territory were defined by the treaties of 1824 with the United States and of 1825 with Great Britain. In 1867 Russia, not intending to take on the burden of the government of such a demanding territory (whose mineral wealth was not yet known), sold it to the USA for a fee of $ 7,200,000. Alaska thus became first (from 1867) a territory administered by Congress, then, in 1913, it was equipped with elective legislative bodies and finally, on January 3, 1959, it was proclaimed 49th State of the Union.

Artistic events

From an artistic point of view, three cultural areas can be distinguished: the area inhabited by the Eskimos, which is the arid area of ​​the coast, the area occupied by the Athabaska, which is the innermost, and the north-western coast, occupied by the Tlingit and Haida. Prehistoric finds have been found in the Eskimo-Aleutian area; among the ancient Eskimo cultures the highest decorative level is reached by the culture of the “Old Bering Sea”, characterized by elaborate carvings on walrus ivory. Remarkable finds have been made in Ipiutak: objects of caribou horn or walrus ivory, which reveal relationships with the Scythian-Siberian zoomorphic style. For the art of the Eskimos, very skilled at carving ivory and walrus bone, a clear distinction cannot be established between archeology and ethnography, because themes and ornamental motifs have been handed down until today and the objects made now for the tourist market recall those of ancient cultures, while repeating in stereotyped forms only some conventional signs. The Athabaskas have very little artisanal production, limited to the decoration of leather garments with porcupine spines, beads or shells. The Tlingit and the Haida, on the other hand, develop craftsmanship widely: they do not know ceramics, but they skillfully work horn and wood, sculpting totem poles, masks, objects of common use.

Below you will see top cities in Alaska.


City ​​(30,191 residents in 1998) and capital of the State of Alaska (USA), near the Canadian border, on the eastern shore of the Gastineau Strait, facing Douglas Island. Commercial and fishing port with canning and wood industries; nearby, gold deposits. Airport.


City ​​(250,505 residents in 1996) of southern Alaska (USA), in the innermost part of the Cook Inlet (Pacific Ocean). Founded in 1915 as a railway depot along the line connecting Fairbanks to Seward, it is now the most populous center in the state and the number of its inhabitants is continuously increasing. With an active port and a large airport, an airport on the United States-Japan polar route, it is a lively center of commercial traffic. The industry is particularly developed in the food, mechanical and wood sectors. Military base.


City ​​(64,800 residents) of the State of Alaska (USA), on the Chena River, at its confluence with the Tanana River, 400 km NNE of Anchorage. Seward railway terminus and Alcan Highway and seat of the State University (1917), there is an active agricultural and fur market and the seat of mechanical, metallurgical, food, wood, electrotechnical and building materials industries: nearby, deposits of gold and coal. International airport.

Alaska – Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law

Resource center focuses on the regulation of lessor-lessee relations in the state of Alaska. Link to shopping for recommended reading.


Alaska Rental Housing Information

Alaska residents and real property owners may find such resources as legal outlines, statutory texts, organization directories and related links.


Alaska Resources for Renters

Directory of tenant-specific information includes contact information and profiles of organizations, and adds links to laws and resources.


Alaska Statutes – Title 34, Chapter 3

Titled the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act , this chapter designates the regulating boundaries for the rental relationship in Alaska.


Div. of Occupational Lic., Landlord & Tenant

Alaska dept. presents a primer on the state Landlord and Tenant Act, categorizing issues under times of moving and residency. Link to the office.


Alaska Tenant-Landlord Law

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