Rhode Island Tint Law

Rhode Island Tint Law Enacted: 2000

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

Rhode Island Tint Law

The darkness of tint is measured by (VLT%) Visible Light Transmission percentage. In Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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.
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 Must allow more than a total of 70% light in. Transmission through glass.

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE ON AUTO WINDOWS ACCORDING TO RHODE ISLAND 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 regulated by state law.

OTHER RHODE ISLAND WINDOW TINT LAW RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
Side Mirrors No restrictions.
Certificate Requirements Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.
Sticker Requirements No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
Medical Exemption Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Window Tint Laws. Find Window Tint Laws for other states by clicking here.

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