North Dakota 2020 Window Tint Laws

Our North Dakota 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.

North Dakota Tint Laws
Front Windshield 70%
Front Side Windows 50%
Back Side Windows No restrictions
Rear Windshield No restrictions

How dark can your window tint be in North Dakota?

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

Tint darkness for passenger vehicles:

  • Windshield: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 50% of light in.
  • 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: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 50% 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 North Dakota?

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 North Dakota.

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 North Dakota tinting rules and regulations:

Other laws, rules and regulations in North Dakota include the following:

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required in North Dakota if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: There are no specific tint colors restricted from usage.
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Sticker Requirements: Sticker to identify legal tinting is not required.
  • Medical Exemption: North Dakota 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 North Dakota window tinting laws, rules and regulations.