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For Legal Assistance information regarding COVID-19, please see the information flyer located here: District 17 COVID-19 Legal Assistance Bulletin . For an appointment with the Legal Assistance Attorney, Mr. Rich Harris, please contact the District Legal Office at (907) 463-2050.

For COVID-19 mortgage relief options, please visit: Guide to Coronavirus Mortgage Relief Options

For the Garnishment of Stimulus Payment Legal Bulletin, please visit: Garnishment of Stimulus Payment Legal Bulletin

For COVID-19 related Immigration issues, please visit: COVID-19 Immigration Legal Bulletin

For COVID-19 related Leave and Benefits issues, please visit: COVID-19 Expansion of Leave and Benefits



For Hunker Down Orders throughout Alaska, please see the below.

State of Alaska
City and Borough of Juneau
Municipality of Anchorage
Kodiak Island
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
City and Borough of Sitka


Office Overview


District Seventeen encompasses the entire state of Alaska with 33,000 miles of coastline and more than 3.8 million square miles of ocean. Here, the Coast Guard is charged with safeguarding the maritime public, protecting the environment and its resources, and defending the Nation’s interests in the “Last Frontier.” Our units have several perennial challenges: an unforgiving environment, extreme weather, the tyranny of distance, limited infrastructure, and finite assets. We also face new challenges: a dynamic international landscape, changing energy economics, cyber threats, an aging fishing fleet, and the opening of Arctic waters and increased development in that region.  The District Seventeen Legal Office provides support to the District Commander and senior staff, two Sectors, six buoy tenders, seven patrol boats, three Small Boat Stations, two Air Stations, and six Marine Safety Units/Detachments. The Coast Guard performs its missions in Alaska with 2,500 active duty, civilian, reservists and auxiliary members.




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