Georgia 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in Georgia were enacted in 2005. These Georgia 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 Georgia?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Georgia 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 Georgia (GA), categorized by sedans and SUVs and vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 32% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

How reflective can your window tint be in Georgia?

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 Georgia.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.

Other Georgia tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: The tint colors of RED and AMBER are not legal by state law.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Make sure your dealer is using certified film.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required on the windshield.
  • Medical Exemption: Georgia 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 Georgia window tinting law, rules and regulations.