Alaska 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our Alaska window tint laws are valid for 2020. These laws regulate how dark and reflective your car tint may be, but also specify other rules and regulations you need to know about.

Alaska Tint Laws
Front Windshield Top 5 inches
Front Side Windows 67%
Back Side Windows 37%
Rear Windshield No restrictions

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.

See: VLT Chart for darkness examples

Here's exactly how much VLT is allowed on your auto window tint in Alaska (AK), categorized by passenger and multi-purpose vehicles.

Tint darkness for passenger vehicles:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 67% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 37% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 37% of light in.

Passenger vehicles include sedan, coupe, convertible, station wagon, hardtop and hatchback vehicles.

Tint darkness for multi-purpose vehicles:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 67% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 37% of light in.
  • Rear Window: No tint can be applied legally to this window.

Multi-purpose vehicles include SUV, pickups, vans, RVs, and minibuses.

Federal vehicle ID label on driver's front door frame will tell you whether your vehicle is passenger or multi purpose vehicle.

How reflective can your window tint be in Alaska?

Tinting film may contain metallic elements which help in reflecting incoming light. This reduces glare and heat generated by visible light. Below you can find out how much reflection is permitted on your car window tint film 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 interpreted differently by your local law authorities. Get in touch with your county DMV or police department to make sure you are not breaking Alaska window tinting laws, rules and regulations.