Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Missouri Window Tint Laws (MO)

Car window tinting laws in Missouri were first put into place in 2002.

Missouri was the 38th 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 Missouri. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Missouri that we have made available.

Missouri Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Missouri

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 Missouri 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 Missouri:

  • 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: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used

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

  • 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: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used

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Other Missouri Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Missouri 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 only if back window is tinted.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: All tint colors are allowed in Missouri
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in Missouri.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exceptions: Missouri allows medical exemptions for special tint
  • Penalties: 

This information relating to window tint laws in Missouri was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Missouri were enacted in 2002. 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 Missouri Info

Missouri is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It's the 21st most extensive and the 18th most populous of the 50 United States. Missouri comprises 114 counties and the independent city of St. Louis. The four largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia, and the Missouri's capital is Jefferson City.

 

Capital: Jefferson City

Population: 6,021,988

Area: 69,704 sq mi (180,533 km2)

Cities  St. Louis, Kansas City, Branson, Springfield, Jefferson City, Columbia, Joplin, Saint Charles, Independence, Cape Girardeau, Lee's Summit, Saint Peters, Chesterfield, Florissant, Blue Springs, O'Fallon, Liberty, Hollister, Wentzville, Saint Joseph, Ballwin, Rolla, Hannibal, Youngers, Humphreys, Hermann, Maryland Heights, Marceline, Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Warrensburg, Hazelwood, Sedalia, Kirksville, Osage Beach, Town and Country, Kirkwood, Clayton, West Plains, Creve Coeur, Rington, Eminence, Battlefield, Fenton, Ozark, Webster Groves, Bridgeton, Nixa, Wildwood, Belton

Counties  Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, Dent, DeKalb, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingstone, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley , Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Worth, Wright

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Tint law references

mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Publications/Brochures/documents/SHP-510b.pdf

 

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.