Missouri

Car window tint laws in Missouri were enacted in 2002. Below you can find information on how dark and reflective the car window tint can be in state of Missouri, as well as other rules and regulations you need to know about.

How dark can your window tint be in Missouri?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Missouri 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 Missouri, 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: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

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: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

How reflective can your window tint be in Missouri?

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 Missouri.

Tint reflection for sedans:

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

Other Missouri tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required only if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in Missouri.
  • Sticker Requirements: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exemption: Missouri 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 Missouri window tinting law, rules and regulations.