Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Louisiana Window Tint Laws (LA)

Car window tinting laws in Louisiana were first put into place in 1993.

Louisiana was the 20th 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 Louisiana. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Louisiana that we have made available.

Louisiana Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Louisiana

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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line or top 5 inches.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 40% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 12% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 12% tint darkness allowed

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

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line or top 5 inches.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 40% 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 Louisiana Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Louisiana 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 Louisiana
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film must certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film and glass on the driver’s side window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Louisiana law does NOT allow any medical exemptions that would allow you use special tint.
  • Penalties: $150 for first offense, $250 for second offense, $350 for subsequent offenses.

This information relating to window tint laws in Louisiana was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Louisiana were enacted in 1993. 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 Louisiana Info

Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the largest by land area is Cameron Parish.

 

Capital: Baton Rouge

Population: 4,601,893

Area: 51,843 sq mi (135,382 km2)

Cities  New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, West Monroe, Monroe, Houma, Alexandria, Lafayette, Slidell, Bossier City, Natchitoches, Kenner, New Iberia, Covington, Thibodaux, Ruston, Mandeville, Coushatta, Breaux Bridge, Grand Isle, Opelousas, Clarks, Hammond, Sulphur, Morgan City, Gretna, Denham Springs, Eunice, St. Francisville, Bogalusa, Gonzales, Little Woods, Bayou Pigeon, Leesville, Kinder, Tallulah, St. Bernard Parish, Abbeville, Ikes, Pineville, Ponchatoula, Zachary, Minden, De Ridder, Venice, Holly Beach, Eros, Broussard, Abita Springs

Counties  (Parishes) Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, La Salle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Quachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Saint Bernard, Saint Charles, Saint Helena, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, Saint Mary, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Union, Vermillion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn

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Tint law references

legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=88294

 

Medical Exemption Info

legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=88295

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.