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WHAT ARE THE WINDOW TINT LAWS IN COLORADO?

Tinting your windows with the professionals at Sun Stoppers helps you stay in accordance with the law.

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Just The Facts

  • Tinting your car’s windows gives you protection from dangerous UV rays, improves your driving comfort and protects your belongings.

  • However, each state has different window tinting laws drivers must follow to avoid citations or “fix-it” tickets.

  • It’s important other drivers and pedestrians are able to make eye contact and see where you’re looking. Law enforcement also needs to be able to identify the driver in a vehicle.

HOW DOES LAW ENFORCEMENT MEASURE WINDOW TINT?

WHAT IS VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION (VLT)?

VLT = VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION

  • The higher the percentage of VLT, the more light passes through.
  • 100% VLT means your car’s windows are transparent, leaving you unprotected from damaging UV rays.
  • 5% VLT is the darkest and barely lets light pass through the tint film.

Most people want the darkest tint they can get away with.

We can give you the darkest look possible without violating your state’s window tint laws.

Colorado Window Tint Laws

Passenger Cars

Includes most 2-5 Door vehicles that seat 5 or fewer passengers.

Windshield: 

70% VLT non-reflective tint allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.

Front Side Windows:

27% VLT

Back Side Windows:

27% VLT. Darker tint is allowed if front side windows and windshield have at least 70% VLT.

Rear Window:

27% VLT. Darker tint is allowed if front side windows and windshield have at least 70% VLT.

Multi-purpose Vehicles

Minivans, Pickups, SUVs, etc. that are designed to carry 10 or fewer passengers.

Windshield: 

70% VLT non-reflective tint allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.

Front Side Windows:

27% VLT

Back Side Windows:

27% VLT. Darker tint is allowed if front side windows and windshield have at least 70% VLT.

Rear Window:

27% VLT. Darker tint is allowed if front side windows and windshield have at least 70% VLT.

Reflective Tint

Window tint with metallic particles to give glass a silver/mirror look. This reflects glare and reject heat.

Windshield:

Reflective tint is not allowed

Front Side Windows:

Reflective tint is not allowed

Back Side Windows:

Reflective tint is not allowed

Rear Window:

Reflective tint is not allowed

Other

Other limits, restrictions, or allowances

Prohibited Tint Colors:

Red and amber tint is prohibited on the windshield

Certification:

Colorado law does not specify any certification requirements

VLT Stickers:

Colorado law does not specify any VLT sticker requirements

READY TO GET YOUR WINDOWS TINTED IN COLORADO?

Does the piercing Colorado sun glare in your eyes, heat up your parked car, and fade your vehicle interior? 

We have a solution! 

At Sun Stoppers, we apply window tint that blocks glare and harmful UV rays, and keeps your car cooler. Our experts have been applying window tint and paint protection for over twenty years, and we’d love to help you find the tint that’s right for you!

Give us a call today, or stop by any of our Colorado locations, including Colorado Springs, CO, Greeley, CO, Longmont, CO, and Pueblo, CO.  

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DISCLAIMER: Window tint laws in your state can change on a daily basis. These rules and regulations may be interpreted differently by city or county authorities. We recommend verifying this information with your local DMV or local law enforcement agencies for accuracy. This information relating to window tint laws was last updated on November 1, 2022. If you find any of this information to be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update it!