Kansas 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in Kansas were enacted in 1987. These Kansas 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 Kansas?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Kansas 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 Kansas (KS), 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 35% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 35% 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 35% 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 your window tint be in Kansas?

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 Kansas.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Other Kansas tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: RED, AMBER and YELLOW colors are not allowed.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film are not required to certify the film they sell in Kansas state.
  • Sticker Requirements: State law recommends but does not require stickers to identify legal tinting.
  • Medical Exemption: Kansas law does NOT allow medical exemptions that would allow you use special tint.
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 Kansas window tinting law, rules and regulations.