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Virginia Window Tint Law

Virginia Window Tint Law Enacted: 1999

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

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

The darkness of tint is measured by (VLT%) Visible Light Transmission percentage. In Virginia 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 Virginia window tint law:

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

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 50% light in. Transmission through glass.

Back Side Windows Must allow more than a total of 35% light in. Transmission through glass. *(MPVs allow any light transmission)
Rear Window Must allow more than a total of 35% light in. Transmission through glass. *(MPVs allow any light transmission)

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE ON AUTO WINDOWS ACCORDING TO VIRGINIA 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 VIRGINIA 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 Not referenced in state laws.
Medical Exemption Virginia 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 Virginia Window Tint Laws. Find Window Tint Laws for other states by ( clicking here )

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