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Type

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Type = Whether the law is a film % only law or a net (total of glass% + film%) law.
 

 

 

 

Film

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Film = LT / Light Transmission % refers to just the film itself.
 

 

 

 

 

Net

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Net = LT /  Light Transmission % refers to the combined Light Transmission of the
film% LT + the glass% LT. The total of both combined when tested with a light meter device.

 

 

 

 

Vague

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Vague = language is unclear, legislative intent is unclear, or interpretation is uncertain, any information following is subject to change or interpretation.

 

 

 

 

%LT

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%LT =  Light Transmission. The number shown represents the amount of the total light spectrum passing through the film resulting from the film darkness ...infra red light, ultraviolet light, etc... The darker the film, the lower the number will be. To see our most popular used film specs, go here......

 

 

 

 

Front Side

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Front Side = Actual percentage of Light Transmission Permitted on the front 2 doors. (Note: Because they may vary from state to state, manufacturer's tolerances (i.e. + / - 3% LT) are not listed on this chart, nor are they included in these LT numbers.)

 

 

 

 

Back Side

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Back
Side = Actual percentage of Light Transmission Permitted on the back side 2 doors and/or side panel windows. That is everything behind the front 2 doors except the rear wind shield.


 

 

 

Rear

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Rear
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Actual percentage of Light Transmission Permitted on the rear wind shield.
 

 

 

 

 

Mirrors

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Mirrors = Left & Right on the outside of the vehicle.
 

 

 

 

 

Yes_Mirrors

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Yes = Left & Right mirrors are required on outside of vehicle for tinting.
Note: Usually, a Yes means that dual outside mirrors are required if the back window is to be tinted.

 

 

 

 

No_Mirrors

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No = Only driver's door mirror required on outside of vehicle.

Note: Usually, a No means that dual outside mirrors are not required if the back window is to be tinted.

 

 

 

W/S

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W/S = Windshield

 

 

 

 

MPV

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MPV = Stands for Multi Purpose Vehicle. A vehicle used for passengers on a truck chassis.

 

 

 

 

Certif. Req.

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Certif. Req. = Certification Required.

Note: This refers to a requirement for manufacturers to certify the films they plan to sell before shipping them into the state.

 

 

 

Yes_Cert_Req

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Yes = Certification is required.

Note: This refers to a requirement for manufacturers to certify the films they plan to sell before shipping them into the state.

 

 

 

No_Cert_Req

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No = No Certification is required.

Note: This refers to a requirement for manufacturers to certify the films they plan to sell before shipping them into the state.


 


 

 

Windshield     AS-1 line

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Front Windshield = Presumably, tinting is permitted above the AS-1 line. If inches or cm appears here, then the measurement is from the top of the windshield to the AS-1 line or inches down. Which ever comes first. Some windshields don't have AS-1 line markings.

 

 

 

 

NR

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

4"

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4" = Four inches measured down from the top of the windshield.
 

 

 

 

5"

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5" = Five inches measured down from the top of the windshield.
 

 

 

 

6"

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6" = Six inches measured down from the top of the windshield.
 

 

 

 

15cm

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15cm" = Fifteen centimeters measured down from the top of the windshield.
 

 

 

 

Stckr/Loc

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Stckr/Loc = Required legal Sticker or label / Placement locations.
 

 

 

 

No_Sticker_Req

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No = No required legal sticker or label.
 

 

 

 

 

Yes_sticker

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Yes = Yes a legal sticker or label is specifically required by law.
 

 

 

 

 

Rec

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Rec = legal sticker or label recommended.
  Recommended = due to "officer discretion," a legal sticker can help officers identify legal tint more easily.

 

 

 

Specific

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Specific = the state requires unique language & design, which may entail precise wording and sizing.

 

 

 

Driver

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Driver = the legal sticker is required between the film and glass on the driver's windows.
(usually both front doors)

 


 

 

 

 

 

Door

 

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Door = the legal sticker is required on the inside of the driver's side doorjamb.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All
 

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All = the legal sticker should be put between the film and glass on each tinted window.
 

 

 

 

Rear

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Rear = the legal sticker should be put between the film and glass on the rear windshield.
 

 

 

 

Medical Exemption

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Medical Exemption = Being able to go darker than shown here for medical reasons.
Note: For more details about the specific terms of the exemption consult your doctor and the legal authority of your state.

 

 

 

Yes_med_exempt

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Yes = Medical Exemptions are allowed.
Note: For more details about the specific terms of the exemption consult the legal authority of your state.

 

 

 

 No_med_exempt

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No = Medical Exemptions are not allowed.
Note: For more details about the specific terms of the exemption consult the legal authority of your state.

 

 

 

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**  = Pick-Up Trucks are not considered MPV'S.
 

 

 

 

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***  = Pending Legislation-contact your local authority for details.
 

 

 

 

Important:

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Important This summary chart of state after market tint law information is not a legal document. It is the result of independent research, using several sources, of public and public state documents. Window tinting laws vary from state to state and province to province. Before applying any window tinting materials, installers should thoroughly review their appropriate state regulations as well as local enforcement policies to insure compliance with all applicable standards.