North Carolina Tint Law Enacted: 1993
We have made every effort to provide you with accurate and up to date information regarding North Carolina window tint law. Please refer to you local authority for current North Carolina window tint law enforcement policies, including rules and regulations, as the final authority on North Carolina window tint law in your area.
North Carolina Tint Law
The darkness of tint is measured by (VLT%) Visible Light Transmission percentage. In North Carolina 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 North Carolina window tint law:
|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 35% light in. Transmission through glass.|
|Back Side Windows||Must allow more than a total of 35% light in. Transmission through glass.|
|Rear Window||Must allow more than a total of 35% light in. Transmission through glass.|
HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE ON AUTO WINDOWS ACCORDING TO NORTH CAROLINA 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||Must not be more than a total of 20% reflective. Silver mirror look.|
|Back Side Windows||Must not be more than a total of 20% reflective. Silver mirror look.|
OTHER NORTH CAROLINA 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 do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.|
|Sticker Requirements||No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.|
|Medical Exemption||North Carolina 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 North Carolina Window Tint Laws. Find Window Tint Laws for other states by clicking here.