Washington D.C. Window Tinting Laws

Washington D.C. Window Tinting Law Enacted: 1994

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

WASHINGTON D.C. WINDOW TINT LAW ALLOWS THE FOLLOWING DARKNESS FOR CAR WINDOW TINTING

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

Window Tint Laws

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Here is what is allowed in Washington D.C. window tint law:

Cars, Trucks and MPVs *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 or 5".
Front Side Windows

Must allow more than 70% of light in.

Back Side Windows Must allow more than 50% of light in. *(MPVs must allow more than 35% of light in)
Rear Window Must allow more than 50% of light in. *(MPVs must allow more than 35% of light in)

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE ON AUTO WINDOWS ACCORDING TO WASHINGTON D.C. 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 reference in current laws.
Back Side Windows No reference in current laws.

OTHER WASHINGTON, D.C. RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors No tint colors are explicitly forbidden.
Side Mirrors No restrictions.
Certificate Requirements Tint certificates are not required in District of Columbia.
Sticker Requirements No sticker to identify legal tinting is necessary.
Medical Exemption Washington D.C. Medical waivers are permitted, consult your local DMV for further info.

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