South Dakota 2017 Window Tint Laws

Car window tint laws in South Dakota were enacted in 1989. These South 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 South Dakota?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In South 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 South Dakota (SK), 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: Must allow more than 20% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 20% of light in.

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 applied several (unspecified) inches from the top of the window.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be applied several (unspecified) inches from the top of the window.

How reflective can your window tint be in South 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 South 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 South Dakota tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: There are no restrictions on side mirrors in South Dakota.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly restricted.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers need to certify the film they sell in South Dakota. Check with your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Medical Exemption: South Dakota law does not allow any medical exemptions that would allow using special car window tint.
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 South Dakota window tinting law, rules and regulations.