Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Alabama Window Tint Laws (AL)

Car window tinting laws in Alabama were first put into place in 1996.

Alabama was the 28th of the 50 states to enact these laws.

On this page we have done our best to collect all of the legal information necessary about your car’s window tint, including how dark the tint is allowed to be and how reflective the tint is allowed to be in Alabama. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Alabama that we have made available.

Alabama Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Alabama

The percentage of light that a window tint film allows to pass through your car windows is called the VLT (Visible Light Transmission), and each state has different legal allowable limits. The amount of light allowed to pass through your film and glass in Alabama is very specific to the state and is different for Passenger Vehicles and Multi-Purpose Vehicles.

I HIGHER VLT means that more light is allowed to pass through the window tint film.

Example: a 75% tint will allow 75% of the light to pass through whereas a 5% tint will only allow 5% of the light to pass through, making the 5% tint a much darker film.

Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Passenger Vehicles In Alabama:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 32% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 32% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 32% tint darkness allowed

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Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Multi-Purpose Vehicles In Alabama:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 32% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used

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Other Alabama Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Alabama has a few other important things that you will need to consider regarding window tinting and we recommend that you check them out before deciding whether or not you tint your windows:

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: All tint colors are allowed in Alabama
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using ceritified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker/label of compliance to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Alabama permits medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult AL state law.
  • Penalties: Maximum $100 and/or 10 days in prison for first conviction. Second convicion within a year max $200 and/or 30 days in jail. Third and subsequent offense within a year $500 and/or up to 3 months in prison.

This information relating to window tint laws in Alabama was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Alabama were enacted in 1996. In case any of our info provided is not up to date or correct be sure to contact us so we can fix it. Thanks!

State Of Alabama Info

Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th-most extensive and the 23rd-most populous of the 50 United States. At 1,300 miles (2,100 km), Alabama has one of the longest navigable inland waterways in the nation.

 

Capital: Montgomery

Population: 4,822,023

Area: 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km2)

Cities  Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Gulf Shores, Dothan, Gadsden, Orange Beach, Anniston, Decatur, Muscle Shoals, Florence, Hoover, Fairhope, Cullman, Bessemer, Talladega, Dauphin Island, Nectar, Daphne, Selma, Madison, Prattville, Arab, Opelika, Foley, Dora, Eufaula, Tuskegee, Enterprise, Athens, Alabaster, Scottsboro, Troy, Guntersville, Montevallo, Jasper, Andalusia, Columbiana, Wetumpka, Mentone, Phenix City, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Riderville, Oxford

Counties  Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Chocktaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston

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Tint law references

alea.gov/dps/highway-patrol/alabama-tinting-regulations

 

Medical Exemption Info

The information provided on this page is intended to be used for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. Although we are providing this information as a reference based on the research we have done, we cannot be held liable for any outdated information as these laws have the potential to change frequently.