Alaskans: Today Is The Deadline To File For Your 2021 Permanent Fund Dividend

Mar 31, 2021

Alaskans file their Permanent Fund dividend applications in downtown Anchorage in March 2016. The Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks PFD information offices are closed because of the pandemic, but Alaskans can still get a paper application in the buildings’ lobbies.
Credit Rachel Waldholz / Alaska Public Media

It’s that time of year again: The deadline to apply for a Permanent Fund dividend is upon us.

Alaskans have until 11:59 p.m. Alaska time on Wednesday, March 31 to submit their applications online. You can also send your application by mail, but it must be postmarked by March 31.

There is also a third option: get a paper application in the lobby of a PFD information office in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau, fill it out, and leave it in the dropbox. The lobbies close at 4:30 p.m. on March 31, according to the Alaska Department of Revenue.

So far, more than 590,000 people have applied for this year’s PFD; new residents must live in Alaska for a full calendar year before they’re eligible to apply. To view the other requirements or check the status of your application, go to

The amount of this year’s PFD is still unclear, and lawmakers are currently debating it.