Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Georgia Window Tint Laws (GA)

Car window tinting laws in Georgia were first put into place in 2005.

Georgia was the 44th 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 Georgia. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Georgia that we have made available.

Georgia Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Georgia

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 Georgia 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 Georgia:

  • 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 Georgia:

  • 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 Georgia Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Georgia 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 except Red and Amber are allowed in Georgia
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Make sure your dealer is using certified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required on the windshield.
  • Medical Exceptions: Georgia allows medical exemptions for special tint.
  • Penalties: 

This information relating to window tint laws in Georgia was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Georgia were enacted in 2005. 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 Georgia Info

Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies, and named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia is the 24th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state's capital and its most populous city.

 

Capital: Atlanta

Population: 9,919,945

Area: 59,425 sq mi (153,909 km2)

Cities  Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Macon, Johns Creek, Albany, Warner Robins, Alpharetta, Marietta, Valdosta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Rome, East Point, Milton, Gainesville, Hinesville, Peachtree City, Newnan, Dalton, Douglasville, Kennesaw, LaGrange, Statesboro, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Stockbridge, Woodstock, Carrollton, Canton, Griffin, McDonough, Acworth, Pooler, Union City, Decatur, Cartersville, Sugar Hill, Milledgeville, Snellville, Forest Park, Thomasville, St. Marys, Tifton, Americus, Kingsland, uwanee, Dublin, Calhoun, Chamblee, Brunswick, Norcross, Riverdale, Conyers, Perry

Counties  Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Clayton, Chatham, Cherokee, Richmond, Muscogee, Bibb, Hall, Henry, Houston, Whitfield, Clarke, Forsyth, Dougherty, Douglas, Lowndes, Fayette, Floyd, Columbia, Coweta, Carroll, Paulding, Bartow, Rockdale, Glynn, Newton, Liberty, Walker, Walton, Troup, Spalding, Bulloch, Catoosa, Barrow, Laurens, Baldwin, Gordon, Camden, Thomas, Colquitt, Jackson, Tift, Effingham, Coffee, Murray, Habersham, Ware, Sumter, Oconee, Decatur, Upson, Wayne, Toombs, Madison, Haralson, Chattooga, Stephens, Lee, Mitchell, Harris, Peach, Grady, Jones, Gilmer, Bryan, Hart, Pickens, Meriwether, Tattnall, Burke, Crisp, Worth, Emanuel, Monroe, McDuffie, Washington, Lumpkin, Elbert, Franklin, White, Fannin, Butts, Dodge, Putnam, Ben Hill, Appling, Union, Jefferson, Brooks, Berrien, Dawson, Lamar, Cook, Pierce, Morgan, Screven, Dade, Rabun, Chattahoochee, Brantley, Banks, Greene, Macon, Pike, Jeff Davis, Oglethorpe, Crawford, Early, Telfair, Bleckley, Dooly, Jasper, Heard, Terrell, McIntosh, Wilkes, Twiggs, Evans, Long, Charlton, Wilkinson, Bacon, Hancock, Irwin, Pulaski, Candler, Turner, Seminole, Towns, Taylor, Wilcox, Jenkins, Johnson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Randolph, Atkinson, Lanier, Marion, Clinch, Treutlen, Talbot, Miller, Warren, Calhoun, Wheeler, Stewart, Baker, Schley, Echols, Clay, Quitman, Glascock, Webster, Taliaferro

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Tint law references

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georgia.gov/blog/2013-05-21/understanding-window-tint-laws

 

Medical Exemption Info

dps.georgia.gov/sites/dps.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/Window%20Tint%20Permit%20Application_Fillable.pdf

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.