Window Car Tinting Laws in Alaska

If you’re thinking about tinting your car windows in Alaska, it’s essential to know the rules.

Every state has its own laws about window tinting, and Alaska is no different.

Here’s a simple guide to help you understand what’s allowed and what’s not:

1. Front Windshield:

  • You can have tint on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • The tint can’t be reflective.

2. Front Side Windows:

  • The windows next to the driver and front passenger must let in at least 70% of light.
  • They can’t be too shiny or reflective.

3. Back Side Windows:

  • For cars, the windows behind the driver must also let in at least 70% of light.
  • For bigger vehicles like SUVs and vans, you can have darker tints.

4. Rear Window:

  • For cars, the back window must let in at least 70% of light.
  • Again, for SUVs and vans, you can go darker.

5. Side Mirrors:

  • If you tint your rear window, you must have two side mirrors.

6. Colors to Avoid:

  • In Alaska, you can’t use red or amber tints.

7. Medical Needs:

  • Some people need extra protection from the sun because of medical reasons. If that’s you, you might be allowed to have darker tints. But you’ll need a note from a doctor.

8. Tint Certificates:

  • If you’re getting your windows tinted, make sure the shop uses approved tint. They should have a certificate to prove it.

9. Stickers:

  • Cars with legal tinting need a sticker. It goes between the tint and the glass on the driver’s side window.

10. Breaking the Rules:

  • If your tints are too dark or the wrong color, you might get a fine. So, always check the rules before getting your windows tinted.

This article is based on the latest information available as of 2022. Always check with local authorities or the DMV for the most up-to-date regulations.