State Law Charts – Automotive Window Film
FilmVLT%: Refers to the film itself
Net VLT%: Refers to the combined film & glass
Vague: The language of the law is unclear, legislative intent is unclear, or interpretation is uncertain.
Windshield: Presumably, NR tinting is permitted above the AS-1 line. If the law specifies only the AS-1 line, AS-1 appears. If AS-1 or specified inches appears, the AS-1 is assumed and only the number of inches down appears.(Note: NR is used in lieu of “No, Any, or a specific percentage” when the law permits unspecified “nonobstructive” or “Transparent” tinting materials. In these cases, the legality of tinting inevitably depends upon each officer’s discretion.
Front Sides: No film, or the actual percentage of VLT permitted. (Note: Because they may vary from state to state, manufacturer’s tolerances (i.e. + / – 3% VLT) are not listed on this chart, not are they included in these VLT numbers.)
MPV: Multi Purpose Vehicle, a vehicle with motive power, except a trailer, designed to carry ten people or less that is constructed either on a truck chassis or has special features for occasional off-road operation.
Back Sides: No film, or the actual percentage of VLT permitted.
Rear: No film, or the actual percentage of VLT permitted.
% of Reflectivity: NR No metallic or mirrored appearance
NE: Not excessive (not specific)
MNIR: Must not increase reflectivity
MBNR: Must be non-reflective (not specific)
NMMA: No metallic or mirrored appearance
NONE: No reference to reflectivity in the current law
Restricted Colors: R (Red), A (Amber), Y (Yellow), B (Blue), G (Gold), BK (Black), N/S (Not specified)
Mirrors (Left & Right required outside): YES or NO.
*Note: Usually, a YES means that dual outside mirrors are required if the back window is to be tinted.
Certification Required: YES or NO.
*Note: This refers to a requirement for manufacturers to certify the films they plan to sell before shipping them into the state.
Stckr/Loc: Sticker Location | NO: No sticker is required
Recommend: Sticker is recommended; can assist officers in identifying legal tint more easily.
Specific Locations: The State requires unique language & design, which may entail precise wording and sizing.
Driver The sticker is required between the film & glass on the driver’s side window.
Door: The sticker is required on the inside of the driver’s side doorjamb.
All: The sticker should be put between the film & glass on each tinted window.
Medical Exemption: YES or NO.
*Note: For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult the law.