New Hampshire 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our New Hampshire 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.

New Hampshire Tint Laws
Front Windshield Top 6 inches
Front Side Windows None permitted
Back Side Windows 35%
Rear Windshield 35%

How dark can your window tint be in New Hampshire?

Window tint darkness is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire (NH), 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: No aftermarket tint permitted.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 35% 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: 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 New Hampshire?

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 New Hampshire.

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 New Hampshire tinting rules and regulations:

Other laws, rules and regulations in New Hampshire include the following:

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required only if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly restricted.
  • Certificate Requirements: Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in New Hampshire.
  • Sticker Requirements: State law recommends but does not require stickers to identify legal tinting.
  • Medical Exemption: New Hampshire law permits medical exceptions that allow tinting on front side windows and the windshield.

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 New Hampshire window tinting laws, rules and regulations.