Florida 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our Florida 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.

Florida Tint Laws
Sedan SUV
Front Windshield AS-1 Line AS-1 Line
Front Side Windows 28% 28%
Back Side Windows 15% 6%
Rear Windshield 15% 6%

How dark can your window tint be in Florida?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Florida 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 Florida (FL), 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: Must allow more than 28% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 15% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 15% 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 above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 28% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 6% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 6% 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 Florida?

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 Florida.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 25% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 25% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.

Other Florida tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required in case the back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No specific tint colors are banned.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required on the inside of the driver’s side doorjamb.
  • Medical Exemption: Florida 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 Florida window tinting laws, rules and regulations.