Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Florida Window Tint Laws (FL)

Car window tinting laws in Florida were first put into place in 1991.

Florida was the 12th 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 Florida. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Florida that we have made available.

Florida Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Florida

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 Florida 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 Florida:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 28% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 15% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 15% tint darkness allowed

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

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 28% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 6% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 6% tint darkness allowed

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Other Florida Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Florida 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 in case any back windows are tinted.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: No tint colors are allowed in Florida
  • Certifications: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required on the inside of the driver’s side door jamb.
  • Medical Exceptions: Florida 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 Florida was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Florida were enacted in 1991. 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 Florida Info

Florida is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state capital is Tallahassee, the largest city is Jacksonville, and the largest metropolitan area is the Miami metropolitan area.

 

Capital: Tallahassee

Population: 19,317,568

Area: 65,755 sq mi (170,304 km2)

Cities  Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Key West, Sarasota, Naples, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, St. Petersburg, Miami Beach, St. Augustine, Destin, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Pensacola, Daytona Beach, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Gainesville, Bradenton, Hollywood, Palm Beach, Cape Coral, Marco Island, Ocala, The Villages, Port St. Lucie, Sanibel, Delray Beach, Panama City Beach, Panama City, Vero Beach, Lakeland, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Pompano Beach, Winter Park, Sunrise, Venice, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Jupiter, Coral Gables, Everglades, Stuart, Pembroke Pines, Clearwater Beach, Islamorada

Counties  Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

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Tint law references

leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/0316ContentsIndex.html&StatuteYear=2016&Title=-%3E2016-%3EChapter%20316

flhsmv.gov/pdf/forms/83390.pdf

 

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.