New Jersey 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our New Jersey 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 Jersey Tint Laws
Front Windshield No tint allowed
Front Side Windows No tint allowed
Back Side Windows No restrictions
Rear Windshield No restrictions

How dark can your window tint be in New Jersey?

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

Tint darkness for passenger vehicles:

  • Windshield: No tint is allowed on the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: No tint is allowed on front side windows.
  • 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: No tint is allowed on the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: No tint is allowed on front side windows.
  • 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 Jersey?

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 Jersey.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: No mirrored or metallic appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No mirrored or metallic appearance.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: No mirrored or metallic appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No mirrored or metallic appearance.

Other New Jersey tinting rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly banned by New Jersey law.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Sticker Requirements: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exemption: New Jersey allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult New Jersey 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 New Jersey window tinting laws, rules and regulations.