Texas Tint Law Enacted: 2003
We have made every effort to provide you with accurate and up to date information regarding Texas window tint law. Please refer to you local authority for current Texas window tint law enforcement policies, including rules and regulations, as the final authority on Texas window tint law in your area.
Texas Tint Law
The darkness of tint is measured by (VLT%) Visible Light Transmission percentage. In Texas 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 Texas window tint law:
|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 25% light in. Transmission through glass.|
|Back Side Windows||Must allow more than a total of 25% 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 TEXAS 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 25% reflective. Silver mirror look.|
|Back Side Windows||Must not be more than a total of 25% reflective. Silver mirror look.|
OTHER TEXAS WINDOW TINT LAW RULES AND REGULATIONS
|Restricted Colors||The tint colors of RED BLUE AMBER 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||Texas 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 Texas Window Tint Laws. Find Window Tint Laws for other states by clicking here.