Many of our customers have questions about Virginia tint laws. We will share them with you although these laws really apply on cars. For more questions please contact Winners Window Tint which is one of our partners.
FAQ‘s Virginia Tint Laws
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Virginia, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.
- 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 50% of light in.
- Back Side Windows | Must allow more than 35% of light in.
- Rear Window | Must allow more than 35% of light in.
How reflective can the tint be in Virginia?
Similar to sun glass lenses, some tinting film contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.
- Front Side Windows | Must not be more than 20% reflective.
- Back Side Windows | Must not be more than 20% reflective.
Other Virginia window tint rules and regulations
- Restricted Colors |The tint color(s) of RED are not legal 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
- Medical Exemption | State allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Thanks to windowtintlaws.org who provided a great source for the knowledge we wanted to share with our customers.