Veteran's Programs

The State of Alaska offers two programs for Alaska resident veterans, which are described below. One is a purchase price discount of up to 25% of the price, the other is a preference auction in which eligible veterans bid only against other eligible veterans. Each program may be used only once in a veteran's lifetime and cannot be used in combination. Please note that both programs are for veterans who have already received a DD-214 and who have been a resident of Alaska for one year immediately preceding the date of the sale. Active duty personnel who have not yet received a DD-214 are not yet eligible for these benefits.

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VETERAN'S LAND DISCOUNT

The State of Alaska offers Alaska resident Veterans a once in a lifetime discount on the purchase of state land in accordance with AS 38.05.940 Land Purchase Price Discount For Veterans. Please read the eligibility requirements below to confirm you qualify. The discount is 25% of the purchase price, although the discount does not apply to certain costs which DNR incurred to develop the parcel for sale. The web page for each parcel provides an estimate of the purchase price with the discount for that parcel. The details of how the discount amounts are calculated are detailed below.

Qualifications for Veterans' Land Discount

To qualify for the Veterans' Land Discount, you must submit proof of eligibility. Eligibility proof should be submitted only AFTER you receive notification from DNR that you are the apparent high bidder in the auction or that you are an apparent winner in the RRCS drawing. DNR must receive proof of eligibility from 2017 Auction winners who wish to receive the veteran's discount by 5 p.m., August 28, 2017. OTC purchasers must submit these items within 30 days of the date of their purchase application to receive the discount.

You must provide proof of the following items:

  1. You are 18 years of age or older on the date of bid or application (11 AAC 67.055 General Qualifications);
  2. You meet the Alaska residency requirements of this program as detailed at: http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/landsale/akresident.cfm; and
  3. A Form DD 214 (Report of Separation from Active Duty) showing the qualifying length of active duty and character of the discharge. There are many versions of the Form DD 214, and some versions contain multiple pages. Please ensure that the pages you submit show both dates of service and character of discharge.
    1. In accordance with AS 38.05.940 Land Purchase Price Discount for Veterans, you must prove you are a veteran that has:
      1. Served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States (United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard; State National Guard units; or Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force Reserve) or the Alaska Territorial Guard for at least 90 days, unless tenure was shortened due to a service-connected disability or due to receiving an early separation after a tour of duty overseas; and
      2. Received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions.
  4. You will also need to complete the Veteran's Discount Application / Affidavit and sign in front of a notary.

Please note that if you are still on active duty and have not yet received a DD-214, you are not yet eligible for this discount.

For the sealed-bid auction, applicants who are above the age of 18 and fulfill the stated requirement for Alaska residency but are unable to provide a Form DD 214 or its equivalent will be required to proceed with purchase of the parcel at the full, non-discounted bid amount.

For OTC purchases, applicants who are unable to comply with Veterans' Discount requirements will be required to proceed with purchase of the parcel at the full, non-discounted purchase price.
Veterans are encouraged to request their Form DD 214 and gather their other required documentation well in advance of the auction.

Calculating the Veteran's Discount Amount

The Veteran's Land Discount is 25% of the purchase price of state land, excluding certain costs which the state incurred to develop the parcel for sale. For an explanation of how the discount is calculated, please see below. Auction parcel web pages have a calculator which estimates the discount amount and price with the discount for a particular bid amount on that parcel. OTC parcel web pages show the discount amount and price with the discount for that parcel.

Reimbursable Costs

To calculate the veteran's discount amount, DNR first determines the costs which the state incurred to create the parcel. These costs are called reimbursable costs, because they are reimbursable to the state. Reimbursable costs include survey, platting, trail clearing, and road development costs. Reimbursable costs are listed for each parcel currently available in a table below. The table below contains the reimbursable costs per parcel; note that our paper brochures list some reimbursable costs on a per acre basis for all parcels in a subdivision or a per lot basis for certain parcels.

To calculate the total reimbursable costs for the parcel look up the parcel in the table below, see the parcel's web page, or find the reimbursable cost in the paper brochure. You will need to do the following calculation if you are using the reimbursable costs per acre from the paper brochure. In the table below this calculation has already been done for you.

For example:

Reimbursable Cost / Acre $1,000.00
Parcel Size in Acres x 2.00
Total Reimbursable Costs $2,000.00

Discount Calculation

Once the per parcel reimbursable costs are determined, DNR then subtracts that amount from the auction bid or OTC sale price to find the amount eligible for the discount. The discount is 25% of the amount eligible for the discount. Once the discount is determined, it is subtracted from the auction bid or OTC price to determine the sale price.

For example, continuing with our total reimbursable cost of $2,000.00 for a hypothetical parcel.

Auction Bid / OTC Price $15,000.00
Less Reimbursable Cost -$2,000.00
Amount Eligible for Discount $13,000.00
25% Veterans' Discount Rate x 0.25
Discount Amount $3,250.00

Auction Bid / OTC Price $15,000.00
Less Veterans' Land Discount -$3,250.00
Discounted Purchase Price $11,750.00

Please note, auction bidders planning to apply for the Veterans' Land Discount should NOT subtract the discount from their bid or bid deposit and should instead bid the full amount before the discount and submit the 5% down payment based on the full amount of their undiscounted bid. Discounting your bid amount in consideration of the anticipated Veterans' Land Discount may result in the loss of the opportunity to purchase a parcel if another bidder submits a qualifying bid higher than your discounted bid. Additionally, submitting a down payment that is less than 5% of the undiscounted bid amount may result in disqualification and loss of opportunity to purchase the parcel.

If you are a successful auction bidder, and you are an eligible veteran who will be applying for the Veterans' Land Discount, the discount will be deducted from the purchase price after the auction.

Veterans' Land Discount Once-In-A-Lifetime Benefit

The Veterans' Land Discount is a once-in-a-lifetime benefit and a purchaser that received this benefit on a past land purchase from the State of Alaska is not eligible to receive the discount a second time, regardless of final conveyance on the original parcel.

If two or more individuals jointly submit a bid or application for a parcel for which they wish to apply a Veterans' Land Discount, both must be eligible bidders but only one need be an eligible veteran and apply for the discount. However, upon approval, a single 25% discount will be given and only the eligible veteran bidder/applicant will have exhausted their "once in a lifetime" Veterans' Land Discount.



VETERAN'S PREFERENCE AUCTION

The Veteran's Preference Auction is a restricted sale in which eligible Alaska resident veterans have first option to purchase certain qualifying parcels available in the Sealed-Bid Auction (AS 38.05.067 Preference For Veterans For Unoccupied Residential Land and 11 AAC 67.050 Veteran's Preference).

A Veterans' Land Discount may NOT be used on a parcel purchased through the Veteran's Preference Auction. The Veteran's Preference is a once-in-a-lifetime preference and a winner of a past Veteran's Preference Auction, regardless of final conveyance, is not eligible to participate in a future Veteran's Preference Auction.

Parcels Qualifying for the Veteran's Preference Auction

To qualify for offering in the Veteran's Preference Auction, parcels are required to be 5 acres or less, classified as Settlement land, unoccupied, and zoned for residential use only. Parcels are zoned by local governments, not the state. As a result of these requirements, no parcels qualify for offering in the Veteran's Preference Auction for the 2017 Alaska State Land Offerings - Auction #480.

Qualifications for Veteran's Preference Auction

To qualify for the Veterans' Land Discount, you must submit proof of eligibility by submitting proof of the following items:

  1. You are 18 years of age or older on the date of bid or application (11 AAC 67.055 General Qualifications);
  2. You meet the residency requirements of this program as detailed at : http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/landsale/akresident.cfm; and
  3. A Form DD 214 (Report of Separation from Active Duty) showing the qualifying length of active duty and character of the discharge.
    1. You are a veteran that has:
      1. Served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States (United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard; State National Guard units; or Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force Reserve) or the Alaska Territorial Guard for at least 90 days, unless tenure was shortened due to a service-connected disability or due to receiving an early separation after a tour of duty overseas; and
      2. Received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions.
Prove-up requirements for parcels purchased in the Veteran's Preference Auction

To ensure that land sold in the Veteran's Preference Auction is for bona fide residential use and not for speculation, parcels purchased through the Veteran's Preference Auction have specific "prove-up" requirements that must be met:

  • The purchaser may not sell or otherwise transfer ownership of the land for 5 years, except to heirs upon the death of the purchaser, as security for a loan, or for other good cause as determined by the Director of DNR Division of Mining, Land, and Water.
  • The purchaser shall submit proof within 2 years that residential development has begun. Proof shall show that access has been developed, if necessary, and improvements have been made to the property. These improvements can be utility installations, a permanent foundation, or the construction of waste disposal and sanitary facilities under a building permit issued by the appropriate authority. The 2-year development requirement will begin on the effective date of the contract for sale or on the date of payoff if a contract has not been issued.

The Director may not convey title to the parcel until the above requirements have been met.



REIMBURSABLE COSTS FOR PARCELS

OTC Parcels

Parcel ID Subdivision Reimbursable Costs
422-483 Onestone Lake $4,472.00
422-484 Onestone Lake $4,515.00
422-485 Onestone Lake $4,781.60
422-486 Onestone Lake $4,386.00
422-527 Onestone Lake $5,435.20
422-564 Onestone Lake $4,300.00
458-1150 Mucha Lake II RRCS $3,068
458-1152 Mucha Lake II RRCS $3,059
458-1153 Mucha Lake II RRCS $3,008
460-1106 Onestone Lake $4,300.00
460-1107 Onestone Lake $4,312.90
460-1108 Onestone Lake $4,300.00
460-1112 Onestone Lake $4,652.60
470-1433 Kindamina Lake $1,191.84
470-1434 Kindamina Lake $1,173.90
470-1435 Kindamina Lake $1,171.17
470-1436 Kindamina Lake $1,209.00
472-1364 Talachulitna West $4,545
472-1365 Talachulitna West $4,263
474-1124 Kahiltna Flats $1,020.00
474-1125 Kahiltna Flats $1,020.00
474-1126 Kahiltna Flats $1,020.00
474-1128 Kahiltna Flats $1,020.00
474-1129 Kahiltna Flats $993.48
474-1130 Kahiltna Flats $1,020.00
474-1173 Kahiltna Flats $1,020.00
475-1087 Sunday Lakes RRCS $3,902
475-1088 Sunday Lakes RRCS $3,902
475-1089 Sunday Lakes RRCS $4,151
475-1230 Mucha Lake II RRCS $3,089
475-1232 Mucha Lake II RRCS $3,254
475-1233 Mucha Lake II RRCS $3,243
475-1234 Mucha Lake II RRCS $4,240
475-1235 Mucha Lake II RRCS $4,093
475-1237 West Twin Lake $127.60
477-1241 Deadman Lake $1,172.23
478-1099 Cascaden $2,109.15
478-1139 June Creek $484.88
478-1142 June Creek $436.04
478-1246 Zitziana RRCS $3,855
478-1247 Zitziana RRCS $4,135
478-1248 Zitziana RRCS $3,774
478-1249 Zitziana RRCS $3,910

Auction Parcels

Auction # Parcel No Subdivision Reimbursable Costs
480 1001 Freshwater Bay $2,570.75
480 1002 Freshwater Bay $2,542.50
480 1003 Lisianski View $4,572.19
480 1004 Nakwasina Sound $4,568.70
480 1005 Nakwasina Sound $3,889.70
480 1006 Nakwasina Sound $2,080.65
480 1007 Nakwasina Sound $2,905.15
480 1008 Nakwasina Sound $2,589.90
480 1009 Nakwasina Sound $2,536.55
480 1010 Nakwasina Sound $3,016.70
480 1011 Old Skid Road $3,260.79
480 1012 Old Skid Road $3,771.74
480 1013 Old Skid Road $3,279.37
480 1014 Old Skid Road $2,638.36
480 1015 Old Skid Road $3,846.06
480 1016 Old Skid Road $2,368.95
480 1017 Birklund $10,317.30
480 1018 Cheri Lake $35.18
480 1019 Chignaki Pond $15,087.00
480 1020 Chignaki Pond $5,908.24
480 1021 Chignaki Pond $7,963.28
480 1022 Dog Sled $2,618.00
480 1023 Dog Sled $2,380.00
480 1024 Dog Sled $2,815.20
480 1025 Dog Sled $2,393.60
480 1026 Dog Sled $2,407.20
480 1027 Dog Sled $6,269.60
480 1028 Mystery Phase II $6,423.66
480 1029 Vita $29,086.72
480 1030 Vita $30,193.28
480 1031 Vita $27,505.92
480 1032 Beaver Creek $29
480 1033 Copper Center OTE $355.60
480 1034 Copper Heights $3,436.66
480 1035 Copper Heights $2,145.38
480 1036 Copper Heights $2,145.38
480 1037 Glennallen Area II $252.54
480 1038 Glennallen Area II $273.28
480 1039 Glennallen Area II $1,008.94
480 1040 Glennallen Area II $303.78
480 1041 Glennallen Area II $348.92
480 1042 Tazlina Northwest $1,708.70
480 1043 Tazlina Northwest $1,708.70
480 1044 Tazlina Northwest $1,708.70
480 1045 Tazlina Northwest $1,621.45
480 1046 Tazlina Northwest $1,745.00
480 1047 Tazlina Southwest $3,552.82
480 1048 Tazlina Southwest $3,552.82
480 1049 Tazlina Southwest $3,552.82
480 1050 Tazlina Southwest $3,552.82
480 1051 Tazlina Southwest $3,549.33
480 1052 Tazlina Southwest $828.53
480 1053 Tazlina Southwest $828.53
480 1054 Tazlina Southwest $828.53
480 1055 Tazlina Southwest $828.53
480 1056 Tazlina Southwest $828.53
480 1057 Tazlina Southwest $1,745.00
480 1058 Tazlina Southwest $1,745.00
480 1059 Tazlina Southwest $1,745.00
480 1060 Tazlina Southwest $1,592.49
480 1061 Tazlina Southwest $1,745.00
480 1070 Willowcrest $1,539.15
480 1075 Alder View $2,722.91
480 1076 Chase II $2,360.00
480 1077 Chase II $3,540.00
480 1078 Chase II $2,360.00
480 1079 Chase II $2,360.00
480 1080 Chase II $2,360.00
480 1081 Chase II $2,360.00
480 1082 Chase II $3,540.00
480 1083 Chase II $2,360.00
480 1084 Chase II $2,360.00
480 1085 Chase II $2,360.00
480 1086 Checkpoint $4,203.60
480 1087 Donkey Terraces RRCS $3,390
480 1088 Donkey Terraces RRCS $3,418
480 1089 Donkey Terraces RRCS $3,538
480 1090 Donkey Terraces RRCS $3,336
480 1091 Donkey Terraces RRCS $3,331
480 1092 Donkey Terraces RRCS $3,393
480 1093 Indian River $872.03
480 1094 Indian River $1,011.72
480 1095 Indian River $757.07
480 1096 Lockwood Lake $1,240.00
480 1097 Lockwood Lake $1,239.01
480 1098 Lockwood Lake $1,240.00
480 1099 Lockwood Lake $3,720.00
480 1100 Lockwood Lake RRCS $3,616
480 1101 Lockwood Lake RRCS $3,599
480 1102 Lockwood Lake RRCS $3,680
480 1105 Moose Creek East RRCS $4,389
480 1106 Moose Creek East RRCS $4,389
480 1107 South Bald Mountain $3,974.88
480 1108 South Bald Mountain $3,407.04
480 1109 South Bald Mountain $4,042.08
480 1110 Aniak-Doestock RRCS $4,516
480 1111 Kakhonak Lake RRCS $3,857
480 1112 Bears Den $6,173.64
480 1113 Haystack $1,351.09
480 1114 Martin $1,362.10
480 1115 Martin $1,410.93
480 1116 Martin $1,297.85
480 1117 Martin $1,290.14
480 1118 Martin $1,288.86
480 1119 Martin $1,499.85
480 1120 Olnes East $950.00
480 1121 Olnes East $950.00
480 1122 Olnes East $950.00
480 1123 Riverwood $13,480.46
480 1124 Riverwood $13,221.11
480 1125 Riverwood $13,531.20
480 1126 Skyridge $13,832.06
480 1127 Tatalina $1,186.02
480 1128 Tatalina $1,003.86
480 1129 Tatalina $1,039.50
480 1130 Tatalina $1,122.66
480 1135 Anderson $2,030.94
480 1136 Anderson $1,841.94
480 1137 June Creek $427.42
480 1138 June Creek $472.74
480 1139 June Creek $436.39
480 1140 June Creek $436.39
480 1141 June Creek $436.39
480 1142 June Creek $436.39
480 1143 June Creek $436.39
480 1144 June Creek $436.39
480 1145 June Creek $356.75
480 1146 June Creek $355.78
480 1147 June Creek $355.26
480 1148 June Creek $441.76
480 1149 Little Goldstream $759.50
480 1150 Little Goldstream $2,184.00
480 1151 Nenana South $1,119.83
480 1152 Nenana South $1,080.68
480 1153 Bluff Cabin Ridge RRCS $1,863
480 1154 Bluff Cabin Ridge RRCS $1,863
480 1155 Bluff Cabin Ridge RRCS $1,863
480 1156 Clearwater Road* $10,400.25
480 1157 Delta Homesites $516.88
480 1158 Delta Homesites $492.74
480 1160 Delta Oddlots $204.59
480 1161 Delta Oddlots $199.67
480 1162 Delta Oddlots $199.67
480 1163 Delta Oddlots $204.59
480 1165 Robertson River RRCS $1,885
480 1166 Robertson River RRCS $2,017
480 1167 Robertson River RRCS $2,092
480 1168 Tok (Tetlin Trail) $4
480 1169 Tok (Tetlin Trail) $4
480 1170 Tok (Tetlin Trail) $4
480 1171 Tok (Tetlin Trail) $4
480 1172 Tok Junction Surveyed OTE $4
480 1173 Tok Triangle Phase I $2,406.40
480 1174 Tok Triangle Phase II $2,036.10
480 1175 Tok Triangle Phase II $1,058.20
480 1176 Tok Triangle Phase II $485.10
480 1177 Tok Triangle Phase II $525.25
480 1178 Tok Triangle Phase II $525.25
480 1179 Tok Triangle Phase II $500.50
480 1180 Tok Triangle Phase II $1,075.25
480 1181 Tok Triangle Phase II $2,068.00
480 1182 Tok Triangle Phase II $501.05
480 1183 Tok Triangle Phase II $1,075.80
480 1184 Tok Triangle Phase IV $1,757.66
480 1185 Tok Triangle Phase IV $821.10
480 1186 Tok Triangle Phase IV $600.30
480 1187 Tok Triangle Phase IV $985.32
480 1188 Tower Bluffs RRCS $2,799
480 1189 Tower Bluffs RRCS $2,932
480 1190 Riverview $2,640.96
480 1191 Riverview $2,829.60
480 1192 Riverview $3,620.84
480 1193 Riverview $2,900.34
480 1194 Riverview $2,635.72
480 1195 Riverview $2,627.86
480 1196 Riverview $2,651.44
480 1197 Riverview $2,737.90
480 1198 Iksgiza Lake $1,549.14
480 1199 Iksgiza Lake $1,556.03
480 1200 Iksgiza Lake $1,551.44
480 1201 Iksgiza Lake $1,541.60
480 1203 Wien Lake West $1,250.60
480 1204 Wien Lake West $839.80
480 1205 Wien Lake West $949.00
480 1206 Wien Lake West $1,206.40
480 1207 Wien Lake West $1,222.00
480 1208 Wien Lake West $1,318.20
480 1209 Wien Lake West $1,393.60
480 1210 Wien Lake West $2,405.00
480 1211 Wien Lake West $3,757.00
480 1212 Wien Lake West $3,473.60
480 1213 Wien Lake West $4,274.40
480 1214 Zitziana RRCS $4,003
480 1215 Zitziana RRCS $3,891
480 1216 Zitziana RRCS $3,773
*Note that the reimbursable costs exceed the value of Clearwater Road parcels, so no veteran's discount is available on these parcels.

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