New Jersey 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in New Jersey were enacted in 2003. These New Jersey 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 Jersey?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In New Jersey 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 Jersey (NJ), categorized by sedans and SUVs and vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: No tint is allowed on 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.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:

  • Windshield: No tint is allowed on 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 Jersey?

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 Jersey.

Tint reflection for sedans:

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

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

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

Other New Jersey tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly banned by New Jersey law.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Sticker Requirements: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exemption: New Jersey allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult New Jersey 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 2017 New Jersey window tinting law, rules and regulations.