New York Tint Law

New York Tint Law Enacted: 1991

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

New York Tint Law

The darkness of tint is measured by (VLT%) Visible Light Transmission percentage. In New York 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 York window tint law:

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Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows Must allow more than a total of 70% light in. Transmission through glass.
Back Side Windows Must allow more than a total of 70% light in. Transmission through glass.
Rear Window Any VLT can be applied legally on this window.

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE ON AUTO WINDOWS ACCORDING TO NEW YORK 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 regulated by state law.
Back Side Windows Not regulated by state law.

OTHER NEW YORK WINDOW TINT LAW RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
Side Mirrors Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
Certificate Requirements Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.
Sticker Requirements The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film and glass on each tinted window.
Medical Exemption New York 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 York Window Tint Laws. Find Window Tint Laws for other states by clicking here.

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