Florida 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in Florida were enacted in 1991. These Florida window tint laws are valid for 2017, and regulate how dark and reflective your car tint may be, but also specify other rules and regulations you need to know about.

How dark can your window tint be in Florida?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Florida this refers to the percent of visible light allowed in through both the film and the glass. You can find out exactly how much VLT is allowed on your auto window tint in Florida (FL), categorized by sedans and SUVs and vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 28% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 15% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 15% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 28% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be applied 6 inches from the top of the window.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be applied 6 inches from the top of the window.

How reflective can your window tint be in Florida?

Similar to lenses on your sunglasses, tinting film may contain metallic elements which help in reflecting incoming light, thus reducing glare and heat generated by visible light. Below you can find out how much reflection is permitted on your car window tint by law in Florida.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 25% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 25% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.

Other Florida tinting rules and regulations:

Other laws, rules and regulations in Florida include the following:

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required in case the back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No specific tint colors are banned.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required on the inside of the driver’s side doorjamb.
  • Medical Exemption: Florida allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Remember that state tint laws may be differently interpreted by your local law authorities and we always recommend to check with them as well to make sure you are within 2017 Florida window tinting law, rules and regulations.