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Restitution Collection

Victim Information

Court Collection

If you were the victim of a crime and the judge ordered the defendant to pay you restitution, the Alaska Court System's Restitution Unit will help you collect the money from the defendant's Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). This is a free service. The Restitution Unit will attempt to collect money from the defendant's PFD every year until the restitution is paid in full. The court does not collect interest on the restitution award.

The Restitution Unit must have your current address to send you payments. To update your address, use the TF-956 - Victim Notice of Change of Contact Information form.

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Collecting On Your Own

You may opt out of court collection and attempt to collect restitution yourself using a process known as "execution." This process allows you to pursue the defendant's wages, bank accounts, and other assets as well as the defendant's PFDs. You should carefully review the Judgment Creditor Booklet to become informed about the execution process, required forms, and potential costs involved in pursuing collections on your own behalf. Victims who choose to collect restitution themselves may receive interest on the restitution award and may be able to recover some of their collection costs. This is explained in the Judgment Creditor Booklet.

If you wish to opt out of court collection, use the TF-957 - Election to Opt-Out of Court Restitution Collections form. If you do not submit this form, the Restitution Unit will automatically begin collection efforts against the defendant's PFDs on your behalf.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions about restitution, please contact:

Restitution Unit
Alaska Court System
820 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage AK 99501
(907) 265-0195
Email

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Defendant Information

It is important that you pay any restitution ordered by the court. Until the restitution is paid in full, the court system or the victim may take your Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) or other assets to satisfy the debt. Failure to pay restitution or to apply for your PFD may affect your probation.

If you owe restitution to the Municipality of Anchorage, you must pay directly online at: Municipal Treasury Department or by mail or in person at: Treasury Department, 632 5th Avenue, Suite 330, Anchorage, AK 99501. Phone: 907-343-6663

All other restitution must be paid through the court. Do not pay the victim directly. You can make payment through the court online, by mail, or in person at any court. If you are not sure how much you owe, you can find that information by checking your case online. Restitution information is under the FINANCIAL DOCKETS tab.

Contact the court's Restitution Unit if you cannot find your case online or if the restitution amount is not listed in the case.

  • MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT
  • Pay by mailing a check or money order to:

    Restitution Unit
    Alaska Court System
    820 West 4th Avenue
    Anchorage AK 99501

    IMPORTANT: Be sure to write your case number on the check or money order.
  • Pay in person at any court.

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