Automotive Tinting State Rules and Laws

Updated: March 2016 % OF: VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION % OF: REFLECTIVITY  
STATE YEAR LAW MADE TYPE WIND F. SIDE B. SIDE B. SIDE REAR REAR F SIDE B SIDE RESTRICTED

COLORS

L&R. MIRR. CERTIF. STCKR/LOC MEDI-CAL TOLER-ANCE
SHIELD (car) MPV (car) MPV (SEE LEGEND) (SEE LEGEND) REQ REQ
AL 1996 NET 6" 32 32 ANY 32 ANY 20 20 N/S NO YES SPEC / ALL YES 3%
AK 1994 NET 5" 70 40 ANY 40 ANY NMMA NMMA R,A,Y NO NO NO YES
AZ 1994 NET AS1 33 ANY ANY ANY ANY 35 35 R, A YES NO NO YES 3%
AR 1993 NET 5" 25 25 10 10 10 NR NR N/S NO NO SPEC/DRIVER YES 3%
CA 1999 NET 4" 70 ANY ANY ANY ANY MNIR MNIR R,A,B YES YES SPEC/DRIVER YES*
CO 1995 NET 4" NO ANY ANY ANY ANY NMMA NMMA R, A NO NO NO NO 3%
CO 1995 NET 4" 27 27 27 27 27 NMMA NMMA R, A YES NO NO NO
CT 1994 NET AS1 35 35 ANY ANY ANY 21 27 N/S YES YES SPEC / ALL NO 3%
DE 1992 NET AS1 70 ANY ANY ANY ANY NR NR N/S YES NO SPEC/DRIVER YES
FL 2005 NET AS1 28 15 6 15 6 25 35 ALL YES NO SPEC / DOOR YES
GA 2005 NET 6" 32 32 ANY 32 ANY 20 20 R, A NO NO NO YES 3%
HI 1989 NET 4" 35 35 ANY 35 ANY NR NR N/S YES NO NO NO 6%
IA 1983 NET AS1 70 ANY ANY ANY ANY NE NE N/S NO NO NO YES
ID 1992 FILM AS1 35 20 ANY 35 ANY 35 35 N/S YES NO NO YES 3%
IL* 1998 NET 6" *SEE ADDENDUM ON WWW.IWFA.COM N/S YES NO NO YES 5%
IN 2003 VAGUE AS1 30 30 VAGUE 30 VAGUE 25 25 N/S NO YES NO YES
KS 1987 NET AS1 35 35 35 35 35 MBNR MBNR R,A,Y YES NO NO NO
KY 1994 FILM AS1 35 18 8 18 8 25 25 N/S NO YES SPEC/DOOR NO
LA 1993 NET AS1 40 25 ANY 12 ANY 20 20 N/S NO YES SPEC/DRIVER YES
MA 1985 NET 6" 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 N/S YES YES NO YES
ME 2007 NET AS1 35 35 ANY 35 ANY MBNR MBNR N/S YES YES NO YES
MD 1995 NET 5" 35 35 ANY 35 ANY NONE NONE R,A,Y YES YES SPEC/ALL YES
MI 2000 NET 4" 4" ANY ANY ANY ANY 35 35 N/S NO NO NO YES
MN 1985 VAGUE NO 50 50 ***V 50 ***V 20 20 N/S N0 NO SPEC/DRIVER YES 3%
MO 2002 NET ASI 35 ANY ANY ANY ANY 35 35 N/S YES NO NO YES 3%
MS 2006 NET AS1 28 28 ANY 28 ANY 20 20 N/S NO YES SPEC/ALL YES
MT 1991 FILM AS1 24 14 ANY 14 ANY 35 35 N/S NO NO RECOMMEND YES
NC 2001 NET AS1 35 35 ANY 35 ANY 20 20 R,A,Y YES NO NO YES
ND 2003 NET 70 50 ANY ANY ANY ANY NR NR N/S YES NO NO NO
NE 2006 NET AS1/5" 35 20 35 20 35 35 35 ***R,A,Y VAGUE NO NO YES
NH 1997 NET 6" NO 35 ANY 35 ANY NR NR N/S YES NO NO NO
NJ 2003 NET NO NO ANY ANY ANY ANY NMMA NMMA N/S YES NO NO YES
NM 1997 NET AS1/5" 20 20 ANY 20 ANY NONE NONE ***R,A,Y YES YES SPEC/ALL YES
NV 1993 NET AS1 35 ANY ANY ANY ANY NONE NONE N/S YES YES NO YES
NY 1991 NET 6" 70 70 ANY ANY ANY NR NR N/S YES NO SPEC/ALL YES
OH 2004 NET 70 50 ANY ANY ANY ANY MNIR MNIR R,Y YES YES SPEC/ALL YES 3%
OK 2005 NET AS1/5" 25 25 ANY 25 ANY 25 25 N/S YES YES NO YES  
OR 2003 NET 6" 35 35 ANY 35 ANY 13 13 R,G,A,Y,BK YES YES NO YES
PA 1999 NET NO 70 70 ANY 70 ANY NR NR N/S YES NO SPEC/ALL YES
RI 2000 NET AS1 70 70 ANY 70 ANY NONE NONE N/S NO NO NO YES
SC** 1992 NET AS1 27 27 ANY** 27 ANY MBNR MBNR R,A,Y YES YES SPEC/ALL YES
SD 1989 NET AS1 35 20 NR 20 NR NR NR N/S NO YES SPEC/ALL YES
TN 1990 NET AS1 35 35 ANY 35 ANY NR NR N/S NO NO SPEC/DRIVER YES
TX 2003 NET AS1/5" *SEE ADDENDUM ON WWW.IWFA.COM 25 25 R,B,A YES YES SPEC/DRIVER YES
UT 2005 NET AS1 43 ANY ANY ANY ANY NMMA NMMA N/S YES NO NO YES
VT 1984 NET AS1 NO ANY ANY ANY ANY NR NR N/S YES NO NO NO
VA 1999 NET AS1 50 35 ANY 35 ANY 20 20 R,A,Y YES NO NO YES 7%
WA 1993 FILM 6" 24 24 ANY 24 ANY 35 35 R,Y,G,BK YES YES SPEC/DRIVER YES 3%
WI 1996 NET AS1 50 35 35 35 35 MBNR MBNR N/S YES NO NO YES
WV 1991 NET 5" 35 35 ANY 35 ANY 20 20 R,A,Y YES YES SPEC/ALL YES
WY 1996 NET AS1/5" 28 28 ANY 28 ANY 20 20 N/S YES NO NO YES
WASH., DC NET AS1/5" 70 50 35 50 35 YES

Explanation of the State Law Summary Chart

This information is prepared for IWFA members by the Legislative Committee and consultants and represents our understanding of the law, regulations and rules of the states published in it. If you are an IWFA member and you have questions on these interpretations, call the IWFA office. In all cases, refer to your local authority for current laws, rules or regulations. Your current state law is the final authority.

*Medical Exemption Day Time Only
**Pick-Up Trucks are not considered MPV's
***Above AS1 Only
***V "Exemption for Vans & Pick-ups (50%) with SUV replacement at factory level only"

Legends:

NET = VLT% refers to the combined LT of film and glass. Reflectivity: NR = NOT REGULATED, NE = NOT EXCESSIVE (NOT SPECIFIC), MBNR = MUST BE NON - REFLECTIVE (NOT SPECIFIC), MNIR = MUST NOT INCREASE REFLECTIVITY, NMMA = NO METALLIC OR MIRRORED APPEARANCE, NONE =NO REFERENCE TO REFLECTIVITY IN THE CURRENT LAW. Colors: R = RED, A = AMBER, Y = YELLOW, B = BLUE, G = Gold, BK = BLACK, N/S = NOT SPECIFIED

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