Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Alaska Window Tint Laws (AK)

Car window tinting laws in Alaska were first put into place in 1994.

Alaska was the 22nd of the 50 states to enact these laws.

On this page we have done our best to collect all of the legal information necessary about your car’s window tint, including how dark the tint is allowed to be and how reflective the tint is allowed to be in Alaska. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Alaska that we have made available.

Alaska Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Alaska

The percentage of light that a window tint film allows to pass through your car windows is called the VLT (Visible Light Transmission), and each state has different legal allowable limits. The amount of light allowed to pass through your film and glass in Alaska is very specific to the state and is different for Passenger Vehicles and Multi-Purpose Vehicles.

I HIGHER VLT means that more light is allowed to pass through the window tint film.

Example: a 75% tint will allow 75% of the light to pass through whereas a 5% tint will only allow 5% of the light to pass through, making the 5% tint a much darker film.

Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Passenger Vehicles In Alaska:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 70% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 40% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 40% tint darkness allowed

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Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Multi-Purpose Vehicles In Alaska:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 70% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 40% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 40% tint darkness allowed

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Other Alaska Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Alaska has a few other important things that you will need to consider regarding window tinting and we recommend that you check them out before deciding whether or not you tint your windows:

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions on side mirrors in state of Alaska.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: Only Green, Gray, Bronze, and Neutral Smoke are allowed in Alaska
  • Certifications: 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 drivers or passengers who frequently travel in the vehicle. Medical exemptions must be renewed annually by an Alaska licensed physician.
  • Penalties: Up to $300 and $10 surcharge if not fixed within specified time.

This information relating to window tint laws in Alaska was last updated on December 13th, 2019. 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

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)

Cities  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

Counties  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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State Website

 

Tint law references

akleg.gov/basis/aac.asp#13.04.223

muni.org/Departments/police/traffic/Pages/TintedWindows.aspx

 

Medical Exemption Info

The information provided on this page is intended to be used for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. Although we are providing this information as a reference based on the research we have done, we cannot be held liable for any outdated information as these laws have the potential to change frequently.