Washington Tint Law Enacted: 2009
We have made every effort to provide you with accurate and up to date information regarding Washington window tint law. Please refer to you local authority for current Washington window tint law enforcement policies, including rules and regulations, as the final authority on Washington window tint law in your area.
Washington Tint Law
The darkness of tint is measured by (VLT%) Visible Light Transmission percentage. In Washington 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 Washington window tint law:
|Windshield||Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.|
|Front Side Windows||Must allow more than a total of 24% light in. Transmission through glass.|
|Back Side Windows||Must allow more than a total of 24% light in. Transmission through glass.|
|Rear Window||Must allow more than a total of 24% light in. Transmission through glass.|
HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE ON AUTO WINDOWS ACCORDING TO WASHINGTON 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 35% reflective. Silver mirror look.|
|Back Side Windows||Must not be more than a total of 35% reflective. Silver mirror look.|
OTHER WASHINGTON WINDOW TINT LAW RULES AND REGULATIONS
|Restricted Colors||The tint colors of RED YELLOW GREEN BLACK 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 the driver’s side window.|
|Medical Exemption||Washington 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 Washington Window Tint Laws. Find Window Tint Laws for other states by clicking here.