Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Mississippi Window Tint Laws (MS)

Car window tinting laws in Mississippi were first put into place in 1988.

Mississippi was the 6th 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 Mississippi. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Mississippi that we have made available.

Mississippi Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Mississippi

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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 28% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 28% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 28% tint darkness allowed

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

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 28% 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 Mississippi Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Mississippi 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 Mississippi
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Check with your dealer to confirm they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: Sticker certifying that all window have a light transmittance of 28% or more must be on windshield.
  • Medical Exceptions: Mississippi permits medical exemptions for special tint.
  • Penalties: Fine up to $1000, or imprisonment in county jail up to 3 months, or both.

This information relating to window tint laws in Mississippi was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Mississippi were enacted in 1988. 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 Mississippi Info

Mississippiis a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River"). Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 31st most populous of the 50 United States.

 

Capital: Jackson

Population: 2,984,926

Area: 48,430 sq mi (125,443 km2)

Cities  Jackson, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Gulfport, Tupelo, Natchez, Vicksburg, Meridian, Pascagoula, Starkville, Ocean Springs, Southaven, Oxford, Clarksdale, Tunica, Ridgeland, Columbus, Greenville, Olive Branch, Jetts, Philadelphia, Pearl, Long Beach, Laurel, Bay St. Louis, Madison, Greenwood, Brandon, Corinth, Pass Christian, McComb, Picayune, Flowood, Moss Point, Clinton, Yazoo City, Hernando, Cleveland, Adelle, Canton, Grenada, Holly Springs, Batesville, Renova, Gloster, Kosciusko, Brookhaven, Harmontown, Horn Lake, New Albany

Counties  Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Chocktaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Nashoba, Netton, Nexubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wilkinston, Winston, Yalobusha, Yazoo

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Tint law references

law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2013/title-63/chapter-7/general-provisions/section-63-7-59

 

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.