Maine window tint law 2020 (ME)

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

Car window tinting laws in Maine were first put into place in 1989 with Maine being the 8th of the 50 states to enact these tinting laws.

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Maine Tint Laws - What does VLT Mean according to Maine State Law

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 Maine is very specific to the state and is different for Passenger Vehicles and Multi-Purpose Vehicles.

A 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.

What is the Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Passenger Vehicles In Maine:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above AS-1 line or top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • 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

What is the Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Multi-Purpose Vehicles In Maine:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above AS-1 line or top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 35% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used

Other Maine Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Maine 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 are allowed in Maine
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film must certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exceptions: Maine law does allow medical exemptions. Chief of the State Police may grant a certificate of exemption in case of certain medical conditions.
  • Penalties: Traffic infraction with minimum $100 fine.

Always remember that the laws can change on a daily basis and these rules and regulations may be interpreted differently on a city to city or county to county basis. We recommend double-checking the information contained on this website with your local DMV or local law enforcement agencies for accuracy. This information relating to window tint laws in Maine was last updated on January 27th, 2020. Tinting laws in Maine were enacted in 1989. 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!

Maine Automotive Window Tint Law References

Maine Window tint Medical Exemption References

In order to get a Medical Exemption for your tinted windows in Maine you must get an authorized letter from a licensed medical practitioner and bring it to your Local DMV or State Police for further instructions.

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State of Maine Information

Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England. It is known for its scenery—its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, its heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways—as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams.


What is the Capital of Maine

The capital of Maine is Augusta

What is the population of Maine

The population of Maine is 1,344,212 according to Wikipedia as of 2019.

What is the area of Maine

The area of Maine is 35,385 square miles and ranks as the 39th largest state in the United States!

Maine Wikipedia Page

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Official Maine state Website

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