of the State Window Tinting Law Summary Chart
This summary chart of state aftermarket tint law information
is not a legal document. It is the result of independent
research, using several sources of public state documents.
Window tinting laws vary from state to state and province
to province. Before applying any window tinting materials,
installers should thoroughly review the appropriate state
regulations as well as local enforcement policies to insure
compliance with all applicable standards.
refers to the film itself
Net--------VLT% refers to the combined
film & glass
Vague-----The language of the law is unclear,
legislative intent is unclear, or interpretation is uncertain.
Windshield: Presumably, NR tinting is permitted
above the AS-1 line. If the law specifies only the AS-1
line, AS-1 appears. If AS-1 or specified inches appears,
the AS-1 is assumed and only the number of inches down appears.(Note:
NR is used in lieu of “No, Any, or a specific percentage”
when the law permits unspecified “nonobstructive”
or “Transparent” tinting materials. In these
cases, the legality of tinting inevitably depends upon each
Front Sides: No film, or the actual percentage
of VLT permitted. (Note: Because they may vary from state
to state, manufacturer’s tolerances (i.e. + / - 3%
VLT) are not listed on this chart, not are they included
in these VLT numbers.)
MPV: Multi Purpose Vehicle, a vehicle used
for passengers on a truck chassis, such as a limo.
Back Sides: No film, or the actual percentage
of VLT permitted.
Rear: No film, or the actual percentage
of VLT permitted.
% of Reflectivity:
metallic or mirrored appearance
NE---------Not excessive (not specific)
MNIR-----Must not increase reflectivity
MBNR----Must be non-reflective (not specific)
NMMA----No metallic or mirrored appearance
NONE-----No reference to reflectivity in
the current law
Restricted Colors: R (Red), A (Amber), Y (Yellow), B (Blue)
Mirrors (Left & Right required outside): YES or NO.
(Note: Usually, a (YES means that dual outside mirrors are
required if the back window is to be tinted.)
Certification Required: YES or NO. (Note:
This refers to a requirement for manufacturers to certify
the films they plan to sell before shipping them into the
Stckr/Loc (Sticker Location): NO (No sticker
RECOMMEND (Sticker is recommended; can
assist officers in identifying legal tint more easily.)
Specific Locations: The State requires
unique language & design, which may entail precise wording
DRIVER: The sticker is required between
the film & glass on the driver’s side window.
DOOR: The sticker is required on the inside
of the driver’s side doorjamb.
ALL: The sticker should be put between the film & glass
on each tinted window.
Medical Exemption: YES or NO. (Note: For
more details about the specific terms of the exemption,
consult the law.)