Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Kansas Window Tint Laws (KS)

Car window tinting laws in Kansas were first put into place in 1987.

Kansas was the 5th 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 Kansas. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Kansas that we have made available.

Kansas Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Kansas

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 Kansas 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 Kansas:

  • 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: up to 35% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 35% tint darkness allowed

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

  • 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: up to 35% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 35% tint darkness allowed

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Other Kansas Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Kansas 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, Amber and Yellow are allowed in Kansas
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film are not required to certify the film they sell in Kansas state.
  • Stickers: State law recommends but does not require stickers to identify legal tinting.
  • Medical Exceptions: Kansas law does NOT allow medical exemptions that would allow you use special tint.
  • Penalties: Class C misdemeanor.

This information relating to window tint laws in Kansas was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Kansas were enacted in 1987. 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 Kansas Info

Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States.

 

Capital: Topeka

Population: 2,885,905

Area: 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km2)

Cities  Wichita, Topeka, Overland Park, Olathe, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Lenexa, Dodge City, Salina, Shawnee, Hays, Leawood, Emporia, Hutchinson, Leavenworth, Junction City, Liberal, Prairie Village, Garden City, Pittsburg, Abilene, Atchison, Eudora, Coffeyville, Merriam, Great Bend, Gardner, Everest, Newton, Oakley, Mission, Delphos, Bonner Springs, El Dorado, Smith Center, Shawnee Mission, Stull, Arkansas City, Fort Scott, Chanute, Scott City, Ottawa, Independence, Greensburg, Lindsborg, McPherson, Andale, Colby, Winfield

Counties  Allen, Anderson, Archison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Labette, Lane, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Shawnee, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wilson, Woodson, Wyandotte

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Tint law references

kslegislature.org/li_2018/b2017_18/statute/008_000_0000_chapter/008_017_0000_article/

kansashighwaypatrol.org/Archive/ViewFile/Item/97

 

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.