Indiana 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our Indiana 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.

Indiana Tint Laws
Front Windshield AS1 line
Front Side Windows 30%
Back Side Windows 30%
Rear Windshield 30%

How dark can your window tint be in Indiana?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Indiana 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 Indiana (IN), 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 30% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 30% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 30% 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 30% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 30% of light in, any darkness on top few inches.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 30% of light in, any darkness on top few inches.

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 Indiana?

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 Indiana.

Tint reflection for sedans:

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

Other Indiana tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: Indiana does not prohibit any specific tint colors.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in Indiana. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Sticker Requirements: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exemption: Indiana State 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 Indiana window tinting laws, rules and regulations.