Mississippi

Car window tint laws in Mississippi were enacted in 1988, and amended in 2006. Below you can find information on how dark and reflective the car window tint can be in state of Mississippi, as well as other rules and regulations you need to know about.

How dark can your window tint be in Mississippi?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Mississippi 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 Mississippi, 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 28% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 28% 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 used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

How reflective can your window tint be in Mississippi?

Similar to lenses on your sunglasses tinting film may contain metallic elements which help in reflecting incoming light, and reducing the 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 Mississippi.

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 Mississippi tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: You can use all tint colors.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Check with your dealer to confirm they are using certified film.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Medical Exemption: Mississippi permits medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult Mississippi 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 Mississippi window tinting law, rules and regulations.