Arkansas 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our Arkansas window tint laws are valid for 2020. These laws regulate how dark and reflective your car tint may be, but also specify other rules and regulations you need to know about.

Arkansas Tint Laws
Sedan SUV
Front Windshield Top 5 Inches Top 5 Inches
Front Side Windows 25% 25%
Back Side Windows 25% 10%
Rear Windshield 10% 10%

How dark can your window tint be in Arkansas?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Arkansas this refers to the percent of visible light allowed in through both the film and the glass.

See: VLT Chart for darkness examples

Here's exactly how much VLT is allowed on your auto window tint in Arkansas (AR), categorized by passenger and multi-purpose vehicles.

Tint darkness for passenger vehicles:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 25% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 25% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 10% of light in.

Passenger vehicles include sedan, coupe, convertible, station wagon, hardtop and hatchback vehicles.

Tint darkness for multi-purpose vehicles:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 25% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 10% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 10% of light in.

Multi-purpose vehicles include SUV, pickups, vans, RVs, and minibuses.

Federal vehicle ID label on driver's front door frame will tell you whether your vehicle is passenger or multi purpose vehicle.

How reflective can your window tint be in Arkansas?

Tinting film may contain metallic elements which help in reflecting incoming light. This reduces glare and heat generated by visible light. Below you can find out how much reflection is permitted on your car window tint film by law in Arkansas.

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 Arkansas tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly prohibited by law.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers are not required to certify the film they sell in Arkansas.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on the driver’s side window.
  • Medical Exemption: Arkansas 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 interpreted differently by your local law authorities. Get in touch with your county DMV or police department to make sure you are not breaking Arkansas window tinting laws, rules and regulations.