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WHAT ARE THE WINDOW TINT LAWS IN FLORIDA?

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.

Florida Window Tint Laws

PASSENGER CARS AND PICKUP TRUCKS

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

Windshield: Transparent tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line.

Front Side Windows:

28% VLT

Back Side Windows:

15% VLT

Rear Window:

15% VLT

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES

Minivans, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc. if they have special features for occasional off-road operation and are designed to carry 10 or fewer passengers.

Windshield: Transparent tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line.

Front Side Windows:

28% VLT

Back Side Windows:

6% VLT

Rear Window:

6% VLT

REFLECTIVE TINT

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

Windshield:

Transparent tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line. No reflectivity limits are specified.

Front Side Windows:

Max. 25% Reflective

Back Side Windows:

Max. 35% Reflective

Rear Window:

Max. 35% Reflective

OTHER

Other limits, restrictions, or allowances

Prohibited Tint Colors:

Any tint that alters the window’s color is prohibited

Mirrors:

Dual side mirrors are REQUIRED if any window behind the driver is nontransparent

Certification:

No certification is required to install an after-factory window tint

VLT Stickers:

The installer or seller of an after-factory window tint must attach a nonremovable, vinyl-type film label to the inside left door jamb of the motor vehicle. This label should contain the following information:

  • A statement that the material complies with Florida laws
  • The trade name of the material
  • The installer or seller’s business name

TINT EXEMPTIONS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

FLORIDA
TINT LAWS
DO NOT APPLY
TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Law enforcement vehicles used in undercover or canine operations
  • Vehicles operated by people who have a medical condition requiring limited exposure to light, and who have acquired a medical exemption to the window tint laws
  • Vehicles belonging to licensed private investigators
  • Vehicles belonging to certified process servers
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READY TO GET YOUR WINDOWS TINTED IN FLORIDA?

Are you ready to keep the hot Florida sun from heating your car? 

 

Window tint reduces solar heat by up to 98%, prevents sunlight glare, and blocks damaging UV rays. It keeps your car cool while also giving you privacy—you won’t have to worry about other drivers peeking in your windows.

 

Here at Sun Stoppers, we’ve been expertly applying window tint for over twenty years, and we can’t wait to assist you with your window tinting needs!

 

Are you curious about what tint is right for you? Do you have questions about window tinting in your state? We’d love to help you out. 

 

We offer tinting services throughout the state of Florida with our multiple store locations, including Jacksonville, FL, Melbourne, FL, Ocala, FL, St Johns, FL, and Tampa, FL.

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 July 28, 2022. If you find any of this information to be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update it!