Louisiana 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in Louisiana were enacted in 1993. These Louisiana 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 Louisiana?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Louisiana 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 Louisiana (LA), 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 40% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 25% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 12% 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 40% 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 Louisiana?

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 Louisiana.

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 Louisiana tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly banned in Louisiana.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film must certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film and glass on the driver’s side window.
  • Medical Exemption: Louisiana law does NOT allow any 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 Louisiana window tinting law, rules and regulations.