Georgia 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our Georgia 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.

Georgia Tint Laws
Sedan SUV
Front Windshield Top 6 inches Top 6 inches
Front Side Windows 32% 32%
Back Side Windows 32% No restrictions
Rear Windshield 32% No restrictions

How dark can your window tint be in Georgia?

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

Tint darkness for passenger vehicles:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 32% 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 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • 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 Georgia?

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 Georgia.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.

Other Georgia tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: The tint colors of RED and AMBER are not legal by state law.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Make sure your dealer is using certified film.
  • Sticker Requirements: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required on the windshield.
  • Medical Exemption: Georgia 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 Georgia window tinting laws, rules and regulations.