Delaware 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our Delaware 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.

Delaware Tint Laws
Front Windshield AS-1 Line
Front Side Windows None allowed
Back Side Windows No restrictions
Rear Windshield No restrictions

How dark can your window tint be in Delaware?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Delaware 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 Delaware (DE), categorized by passenger and multi-purpose vehicles.

Tint darkness for passenger vehicles:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: No aftermarket tint permitted.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

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

Tint darkness for multi-purpose vehicles:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: No aftermarket tint permitted.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

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 Delaware?

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 Delaware.

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 Delaware tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: If the back window is tinted then dual side mirrors are required.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are banned.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in Delaware.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on the driver’s side window.
  • Medical Exemption: Delaware permits medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption please 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 Delaware window tinting laws, rules and regulations.