The current set of Texas laws and regulations requiring window tint percentage, color, and reflection were enacted in 2009. Since the legislature can choose to take up new legal standards any time they are in session, it is a good idea to periodically check for updates.
These laws are based on VLT, which stands for “visible light transmission.” Law enforcement officials use equipment to test the percentage of light that shines through the installed product and glass to ensure it meets the state’s standards.
What Are the Current Tint Percentage Standards in Texas?
When creating tint percentage standards, some states separate cars from trucks, vans, and SUVs. Texas keeps the same rules in place for all passenger vehicles on the road. Here are the 2009 rules to review.
Texas restricts the colors of amber, blue, and red when having tints installed on the windshield. All film manufacturers must certify their product, and a sticker that identifies legal tinting is required between the film and glass on the driver’s side.
If you have any questions about placing tints and films on your make and model, please let us know at your convenience.