Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Indiana Window Tint Laws (IN)

Car window tinting laws in Indiana were first put into place in 2003.

Indiana was the 39th 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 Indiana. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Indiana that we have made available.

Indiana Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Indiana

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 Indiana 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 Indiana:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 30% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 30% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 30% tint darkness allowed

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

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 30% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: Any tint darkness can be applied several (unspecified) inches from the top of the window.
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be applied several (unspecified) inches from the top of the window

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Other Indiana Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Indiana 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 Indiana
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in Indiana. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exceptions: Indiana state allows medical exemptions for special tint.
  • Penalties: Class A or Class C infraction.

This information relating to window tint laws in Indiana was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Indiana were enacted in 2003. 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 Indiana Info

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Indiana is the least extensive state in the contiguous United States west of the Appalachian Mountains. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816.

 

Capital: Indianapolis

Population: 6,537,334

Area: 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km2)

Cities  Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Evansville, Bloomington, Gary, Terre Haute, Muncie, Carmel, Lafayette, Fishers, Kokomo, Elkhart, Noblesville, Michigan City, Columbus, Mishawaka, Merrillville, Avon, Valparaiso, West Lafayette, French Lick, Crown Point, Hammond, Anderson, Shipshewana, Richmond, New Albany, Greenwood, Goshen, Marion, Madison, Zionsville, Warsaw, Nashville, New Harmony, Broad Ripple, Brownsburg, Santa Claus, Jeffersonville, Vincennes, Wakarusa, Plainfield, Greenfield, Popcorn, La Porte, Westfield, Munster, Crawfordsville, Portage

Counties  Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Banton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, St. Joseph, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells, White, Whitley

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Tint law references

iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2017/ic/titles/009#9-19-19

 

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.