New Hampshire 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in New Hampshire were enacted in 1990. These New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire (NH), 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: No tint can be applied legally to this window.
  • 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 on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: No tint can be applied legally to this window.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

How reflective can your window tint be in New Hampshire?

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 New Hampshire.

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 New Hampshire tinting rules and regulations:

Other laws, rules and regulations in New Hampshire include the following:

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required only if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly restricted.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in New Hampshire.
  • Sticker Requirements: State law recommends but does not require stickers to identify legal tinting.
  • Medical Exemption: New Hampshire law permits medical exceptions that allow tinting on front side windows and the windshield.
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 New Hampshire window tinting law, rules and regulations.