The Department of Law adopted regulations (PDF - 919K) that change the filing requirements for the registration of charitable organizations, paid solicitors, and telephonic sellers.
For telephonic sellers, revised registration forms will be available on the Department of Law website soon.
For charitable organizations and paid solicitors:
Telephonic sellers (i.e. telemarketers) are required to have registered with the Alaska Department of Law at least 30 days prior to commencing any telephonic sales in the state. The registration form may be downloaded from the link below, or may be requested from the Department. The completed form should be returned to:
Alaska Department of Law
1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Failure to register with the Department of Law prior to commencing telephonic sales is a class C felony, and subjects the person to civil penalties under the Alaska Consumer Protection Act (AS 45.50.471 – AS 45.60.561) of up to $25,000 for each violation.
The Telephonic Solicitation Act requires that a telephonic seller within the first 15 seconds of a call clearly disclose the seller's name and phone number, whom the seller represents, and that the call is a sales call. If the person receiving the call indicates that he or she is not interested in the solicitation, the seller must hang up promptly. Before accepting payment from a buyer, a telephonic seller must get a signed written contract from the buyer.
Telephonic sellers must also comply with Alaska's do not call provisions found at AS 45.50.475. It is a violation of the Consumer Protection Act for a person to call a consumer who is registered with the national do not call registry, to call a consumer who has previously told the business or charitable organization that they do not wish to be solicited, or to originate a call using an automated or recorded message as an advertisement or solicitation.
Before accepting payment from a buyer, a telephonic seller must get a signed written contract from the buyer. The contract must notify the buyer of the buyer's cancellation rights under AS 45.63.030.
Certain telephonic solicitations are exempt from many of the registration requirements. Please read the statutes, AS 45.63.010 – AS 45.63.100, and regulations, 9 AAC 14.010 – 9 AAC 14.900, to be sure you are not an exempt entity and to insure that you comply with all legal requirements relating to telephonic sales.
Telephonic Sellers Registration Form - PDF(572K)
Now accepting Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Please call 907-269-5100 to pay your registration fee or complete the Credit Card Payment Form (PDF 550K) and fax or mail the form to:
State of Alaska, Department of Law
1031 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501-1994
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