Alaska 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in Alaska were enacted in 1994. These Alaska window tint laws are valid for 2017, and regulate how dark and reflective your car tint may be, but also specify other rules and regulations you need to know about.

How dark can your window tint be in Alaska?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Alaska this refers to the percent of visible light allowed in through both the film and the glass. You can find out exactly how much VLT is allowed on your auto window tint in Alaska (AK), categorized by sedans and SUVs and vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • 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: 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.

How reflective can your window tint be in Alaska?

Similar to lenses on your sunglasses, tinting film may contain metallic elements which help in reflecting incoming light, thus reducing glare and heat generated by visible light. Below you can find out how much reflection is permitted on your car window tint by law in Alaska.

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 tinting rules and regulations:

Other laws, rules and regulations in Alaska 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.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers are not required to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Sticker Requirements: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required by law.
  • Medical Exemption: Alaska allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Remember that state tint laws may be differently interpreted by your local law authorities and we always recommend to check with them as well to make sure you are within 2017 Alaska window tinting law, rules and regulations.