Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Connecticut Window Tint Laws (CT)

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

Connecticut was the 24th 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 Connecticut. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Connecticut that we have made available.

Connecticut Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Connecticut

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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 35% 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 Connecticut:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 35% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used

connecticut-mpv-window-tint-laws-diagram

Other Connecticut Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Connecticut 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 the rear window is tinted.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: All tint colors are allowed in Connecticut
  • Certifications: Film manufacturers need to certify the film they sell in Connecticut. Check with your dealer to make sure they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Connecticut law allows medical exemptions for up to 20% VLT tint film.
  • Penalties: 

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

Connecticut is the southernmost U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and New York to the west and the south (with which it shares a water boundary in Long Island Sound). Connecticut is named after the Connecticut River, a major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. It is the 3rd least extensive, the 29th most populous and 4th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

 

Capital: Hartford

Population: 3,590,347

Area: 5,543 sq mi (14,357 km2)

Cities  Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Greenwich, Waterbury, Danbury, West Hartford, Westport, Newtown, Meriden, Groton, New Britain, Hamden, Middletown, Fairfield, New Canaan, New London, Milford, Branford, Darien, Glastonbury, Wallingford, Ridgefield, Wethersfield, Bristol, Trumbull, Southington, Farmington, Torrington, East Hartford, Enfield, West Haven, Manchester, Simsbury, New Milford, Shelton, Storrs, Cheshire, Newington, Norwich, Old Saybrook, Naugatuck, Guilford, Southbury, North Haven, South Windsor, Lyme, Ansonia

Counties  Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham

Wikipedia

State Website

 

Tint law references

cga.ct.gov/2015/pub/chap_246.htm#sec_14-99g

ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?Q=245366&a=799

 

Medical Exemption Info

dmvct.state.ct.us/E220.aspx

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.