What Does The Alaska DMV Do?

In Alaska, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration. Boater licenses are not required in the state.

If you move to Alaska, you have 30 days after establishing residency to exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration. There are no inspection requirements for vehicles in Alaska. 

The Alaska DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Alaska are not required to get an AK license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Alaska DMV’s online services include:

The DMV partners with third-party companies to assist with road testing throughout the state, if it’s more convenient than testing at your local DMV branch. The DMV partners with third-party servicers to complete tasks including title and registration services and motorcycle training and testing.

You can access the Alaska Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The AK DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Division of Motor Vehicles

3901 Old Seward Highway, Suite 101

Anchorage, AK 99503


  • In-state (toll-free): (855) 269-5551
  • Out-of-state: (907) 269-5551

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