Oregon 2014 Car Tinting Laws

Car window tint laws in Oregon were enacted in 2003. Below you can find information on how dark and reflective the car window tint can be in state of Oregon, as well as other rules and regulations you need to know about.

How dark can your window tint be in Oregon?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Oregon 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 Oregon, 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: Must allow more than 35% of light in.
  • 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: 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 Oregon?

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 Oregon.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 13% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 13% reflective.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 13% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 13% reflective.

Other Oregon tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: If the back window is tinted dual side mirrors are required.
  • Restricted Colors: Red, green and amber tint colors are not permitted by law.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers need to certify the film they sell in the state. Check with your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Sticker Requirements: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required by law.
  • Medical Exemption: Oregon allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption check with 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 2014 Oregon window tinting law, rules and regulations.