North Dakota 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in North Dakota were enacted in 2003. These North Dakota 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 North Dakota?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In North Dakota 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 North Dakota (ND), categorized by sedans and SUVs and vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 50% 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: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 50% 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 North Dakota?

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 North Dakota.

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 North Dakota tinting rules and regulations:

Other laws, rules and regulations in North Dakota include the following:

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required in North Dakota if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: There are no specific tint colors restricted from usage.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Sticker Requirements: Sticker to identify legal tinting is not required.
  • Medical Exemption: North Dakota 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 2017 North Dakota window tinting law, rules and regulations.