In Alaska, there are no specific provisions pertaining to bounty hunters. A bounty hunter must follow the general law of the state in performing his/her functions.
A bail bond limited producer license allows one to act on behalf of a surety insurer. The director of insurance issues a bail bond limited producer license to a person who is appointed by and acts on behalf of a surety insurer pertaining to bail bonds[i].
In Alaska, a bounty hunter’s business must be located within the state. The sole purpose of the business must be to act on behalf of a surety insurer pertaining to bail bonds. A bounty hunter’s regulatory body is the Insurance Department.
Alaska permits arrests to be made by private persons[ii]. A bounty hunter can affect arrest in fulfillment of his/her duties. However, in case of arrest by bounty hunters, the surety must personally arrest the defendant for surrender before final charging[iii].
[i] Alaska Stat. § 21.27.150.
[ii] Alaska Stat. § 12.25.030.
[iii] Alaska Stat. § 09.40.200.