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Window Tint Percentage Laws In The US By State

Window tint can add aesthetic value and improved function to your car. Tinting windows can also protect your car’s interior, as well as the people inside, from the damage of UV rays. While window tint offers many benefits, one potential drawback is poor visibility for drivers and law enforcement professionals who may need to see inside your car. To allow drivers to use window tint and still protect the safety of everyone on the road with them, every state has window tint laws to dictate how much tinting is allowed on each window of the car.

Here is a breakdown of the different window tint regulations for each state, so you can make the right choices about your car. As you read these laws, remember that window tint percentages refer to the amount of light allowed in, also known as the Visible Light Transmission percent. The windshield tinting laws refer to the amount of the windshield that can be legally tinted or the amount of tint allowed on the entire windshield, depending on the state’s regulations.

StateFront Side WindowsBack Side WindowsRear WindowsWindshieldReflectivityOther Restrictions
Alabama32%32%32%6 inchesno more than 20% reflectivenone
Alaska70%40%40%5 inchesno metallic or mirrored tintingno red, yellow or amber tinting allowed
Arizona33%anyanytinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 35% reflectivered and amber not permitted, back window tinting requires the use of dual side mirrors
Arkansas
25%
25%10%5 inchesno metallic or mirrored tintingnone
California70%anyany4 inchesno more reflective than a standard windowred, amber, and blue not allowed. dual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Colorado27%27%27%4 inchesno metallic or mirrored tintingred and amber not permitted, back window tinting requires the use of dual side mirrors
Connecticut35%35%anynon-reflective tint above the as-1 lineno more than 21% reflectivedual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Delaware70%anyanynon-reflective tint above the as-1 lineno metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Florida28%15%15%non-reflective tint allowed above the as-1 lineno more than 25% reflectivedual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Georgia32%32%32%6 inchesno more than 20% reflectivered and amber not allowed
Hawaii32%35%35%no inch requirent, must allow 70% of lightno metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Idaho35%20%35%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 35% reflectivedual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Illinois35%35%35%6 inchesmust be non-reflectivedual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Indiana30%30%30%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 25% reflectivenone
Iowa70%anyanytinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno excessive reflections allowed, but not specifiednone
Kansas35%35%35%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno metallic or mirrored tintingred, amber and yellow are prohibited and must have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
Kentucky35%18%18%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 25% reflectivenone
Louisiana40%25%12%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 20% reflectivenone
Maine35%anyany4 inchesmust be non-reflectivedual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Maryland35%35%35%5 inchesno lawred, amber and yellow are prohibited and must have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
Massachusetts35%35%35%6 inchesno more than 35% reflectivemust have dual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Michiganany percent, but only 4 inches from the top of windowanyany4 inchesno more than 35% reflectivenone
Minnesota50%50%50%none allowedno more than 20% reflectivenone
Mississippi28%28%28%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 20% reflectivenone
Missouri35%anyanytinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 35% reflectivemust have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
Montana24%14%14%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 35% reflectivenone
Nebraska35%20%20%5 inches or as-1 line, whichever comes firstno more than 35% reflectiveunclear on side mirrors, but red, amber and yellow are not permitted
Nevada35%anyanytinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno lawdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
New Hampshireno tinting allowed35%35%6 inchesno metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
New Jerseyno tinting allowedanyanyno tint allowedno metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
New Mexico20%20%20%5 inches or as-1 line, whichever comes firstno lawdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
New York70%70%any6 inchesno metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
North Carolina35%35%35%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 20% reflectivered, amber and yellow are prohibited and must have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
North Dakota50%anyanyno more than 70%no metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Ohio50%anyanyno more than 70%no more reflective than a standard windownone
Oklahoma
25%25%25%5 inches or as-1 line, whichever comes firstno more than 20% reflectivedual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Oregon35%35%35%6 inchesno more than 13% reflectivered, green, yellow, black and amber tints are not allowed, and must have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
Pennsylvania70%70%70%none allowedno metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Rhode Island70%70%70%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno lawnone
South Carolina27%27%27%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 linemust be non-reflectivered, amber and yellow are prohibited and must have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
South Dakota35%20%20%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno metallic or mirrored tintingnone
Tennessee35%35%35%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno metallic or mirrored tintingnone
Texas25%25%any5 inches or as-1 line, whichever comes firstno more than 25% reflectivered, amber, and blue not allowed. dual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Utah43%anyanytinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Vermontnoneanyanytinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno metallic or mirrored tintingdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Virginia50%35%35%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno more than 20% reflectivered, amber and yellow are prohibited and must have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
Washington24%24%24%6 inchesno more than 35% reflectivered, green, yellow, black and amber tints are not allowed, and must have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
Washington D.C.70%50 percent for cars, 35 percent for multi-purpose vehicles50 percent for cars, 35 percent for multi-purpose vehicles5 inches or as-1 line, whichever comes firstno lawnone
West Virginia35%35%35%5 inches20% reflectivered, amber and yellow are prohibited and must have dual side mirrors for back tinted windows
Wisconsin50%35%35%tinting allowed to the top of the manufacturer’s as-1 lineno lawdual side mirrors required for back tinted windows
Wyoming28%28%28%5 inches or as-1 line, whichever comes firstno more than 20% reflectivedual side mirrors required for back tinted windows

For more detailed information and up to date state laws, visit this page. New York just recently updated its state tint law. To learn more about these specific changes, visit this page.

If you are shopping for window film tint for your car, make sure you work with a company that understands these window -tinting rules or tint percentages and how they affect your car’s window tint. Rayno Window Film is here to help you, and our crew is fully compliant with all state regulations. By staying within the car window tint laws, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of window tinting without running the risk of an unwanted or unexpected citation. Contact us today to get started.