Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Arizona Window Tint Laws (AZ)

Car window tinting laws in Arizona were first put into place in 1994.

Arizona was the 23rd 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 Arizona. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Arizona that we have made available.

Arizona Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Arizona

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 Arizona 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 Arizona:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 33% 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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Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Multi-Purpose Vehicles In Arizona:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 33% 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 Arizona Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Arizona 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: Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: All tint colors except Red and Amber are allowed in Arizona
  • Certifications: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required by law.
  • Medical Exceptions: Arizona allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
  • Penalties: 

This information relating to window tint laws in Arizona was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Arizona were enacted in 1994. 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 Arizona Info

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western United States and of the Mountain West states. It is the sixth most extensive and the 15th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix.

 

Capital: Phoenix

Population: 6,553,255

Area: 113,990 sq mi (295,234 km2)

Cities  Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Tempe, Sedona, Flagstaff, Mesa, Prescott, Chandler, Glendale, Yuma, Surprise, Peoria, Gilbert, Tombstone, Lake Havasu City, Goodyear, Jerome, Kingman, Bisbee, Payson, Quartzsite, Sierra Vista, Page, Casa Grande, Paradise Valley, Williams, Canelo, Arizona, Queen Creek, Buckeye, Fountain Hills, Bullhead City, Apache Junction, Maricopa, Globe, Show Low, Fort Huachuca, Cottonwood, Cave Creek, Nogales, Winslow, Carefree, Avondale, Willcox, Wickenburg, Safford, Oatman, Arcosanti, Marana, Prescott Valley

Counties  Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, Yuma

Wikipedia

State Website

 

Tint law references

azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/28/00959-01.htm&Title=28&DocType=ARS

 

Medical Exemption Info

azdot.gov/motor-vehicles/driver-services/MedicalReview/window-tinting-exemption

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.