Alaska Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Alaska were enacted in 1994. We have provided all the necessary information about your car's window tint, including how dark or reflective the tint is allowed in your state. There are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Alaska so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Alaska

The percent of visible light allowed through your car windows is called VLT: Visible Light Transmission. The percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in Alaska is very specific and different for sedan cars and SUV cars or vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: No tint is legally allowed on front side windows.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 37% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 37% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: No tint can be applied legally to this window.
  • Back Side windows: No tint can be applied legally to this window.
  • Rear Window: No tint can be applied legally to this window.

Window tint reflection in Alaska

Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Alaska window tint law permits a certain window reflection when using a tint so make sure you pay attention to this as well.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Other Alaska window tint rules and regulations:

Alaska does have several other important laws, rules and regulations pertaining to window tinting. They include the following:

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions on side mirrors in state of Alaska.
  • Restricted Colors: Window tint color red, amber and yellow are not legal by state law.
  • Certificates: Film manufacturers are not required to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required by law.
  • Medical Exceptions: Alaska allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Keep in mind that Alaska tinting laws and regulations may be interpreted differently in your county or place of residence and we always recommend you double-check our information with your local DMV or law enforcement authorities.
Our information about window tint laws in Alaska was last updated in 2016 and 2017. Tinting laws in Alaska were enacted in 1994. In case any of our info provided is not up to date or correct be sure to contact us so we can fix it. Thanks!

State of Alaska Info

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Alaska is a state in the United States, situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with the international boundary with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 731,449 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries; it has these resources in abundance.

Capital: Juneau

Population: 731,449

Area: 663,268 sq mi (1,717,854 km2)

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Cities in Alaska: Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Homer, Sitka, Nome, Ketchikan, Barrow, Wasilla, North Pole, Kodiak, Seward, Kenai, Valdez, Unalaska, Soldotna, Palmer, Tanana, Bethel, Girdwood, Kotzebue, Whittier, Gustavus, Adak, Cordova, Eagle River, Petersburg, Wrangell, Eagle, The City and Borough of Yakutat, Dillingham, Cold Bay, Kake, Galena, Deadhorse, Unalakleet, Eska, Noorvik, Bettles, Platinum, Chugiak, Delta Junction, Diomede, Eek, Nenana, Kivalina, Wales, Alyeska, Shishmaref, Pelican

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Counties in Alaska: Aleutians East Borough, Municipality of Anchorage, Bristol Bay Borough, Denali Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Haines Borough, City and Borough of Juneau, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Kodiak Island Borough, Lake and Peninsula Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Petersburg Borough, City and Borough of Sitka, Municipality of Skagway, City and Borough of Wrangell, City and Borough of Yakutat

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Tint law references:

Alaska Statutes Title 28, Article 02: Vehicle Equipment Standards (scroll to section 28.05.081)



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