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Ohio Window Tinting Laws

Ohio Window Tinting Law Enacted: 2004

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

OHIO WINDOW TINT LAW ALLOWS THE FOLLOWING DARKNESS FOR CAR WINDOW TINTING

The darkness of tint is measured by (VLT%) Visible Light Transmission percentage. In Ohio 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.

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Here is what is allowed in Ohio window tint law:

Cars, Trucks and MPV *Note: MPV means Multi Passenger Vehicles which are Vans and SUVs

Windshield Must allow more than a total of 70% light in. Transmission through glass.
Front Side Windows

Must allow more than a total of 50% light in. Transmission through glass.

Back Side Windows Any VLT can be applied legally on this window. *(MPVs allow any light transmission)
Rear Window Any VLT can be applied legally on this window. *(MPVs allow any light transmission)

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE ON AUTO WINDOWS ACCORDING TO OHIO 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 No metallic or mirrored appearance.
Back Side Windows No metallic or mirrored appearance.

OTHER OHIO RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors The tint colors of RED YELLOW 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 Ohio 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 Ohio Window Tint Laws. Find Window Tint Laws for other states by ( clicking here )