New Mexico Tint Law

New Mexico Tint Law Enacted: 1997

We have made every effort to provide you with accurate and up to date information regarding New Mexico window tint law. Please refer to you local authority for current New Mexico window tint law enforcement policies, including rules and regulations, as the final authority on New Mexico window tint law in your area.

New Mexico Tint Law

The darkness of tint is measured by (VLT%) Visible Light Transmission percentage. In New Mexico window tint law, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed to pass through the combination of film and the factory tint of the window. Here is what is allowed in New Mexico window tint law:

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Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line OR on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows Must allow more than a total of 20% light in. Transmission through glass.
Back Side Windows Must allow more than a total of 20% light in. Transmission through glass.
Rear Window Must allow more than a total of 20% light in. Transmission through glass.

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE ON AUTO WINDOWS ACCORDING TO NEW MEXICO WINDOW TINT LAW?

Tinting film can contain metallic elements (silver mirror look) that help to reflect incoming light and reject the glare and heat generated by visible light.

Front Side Windows Not referenced in state laws.
Back Side Windows Not referenced in state laws.

OTHER NEW MEXICO WINDOW TINT LAW RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors The tint colors of RED AMBER YELLOW are not allowed by state law.
Side Mirrors Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
Certificate Requirements Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
Sticker Requirements The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film and glass on each tinted window.
Medical Exemption New Mexico window tint law allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption for window tinting, consult your state law.

These are the current New Mexico Window Tint Laws. Find Window Tint Laws for other states by clicking here.

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