Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

New Hampshire Window Tint Laws (NH)

Car window tinting laws in New Hampshire were first put into place in 1990.

New Hampshire was the 10th 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 New Hampshire. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in New Hampshire that we have made available.

New Hampshire Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint of 35% VLT is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: It is ILLEGAL to tint this window
  • 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 New Hampshire:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint of 35% VLT is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: It is ILLEGAL to tint this window
  • Back seat side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in.
  • Rear window: up to 35% tint darkness allowed

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Other New Hampshire Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in New Hampshire.
  • Stickers: State law recommends but does not require stickers to identify legal tinting.
  • Medical Exceptions: New Hampshire law does allow medical exemptions on the windshield and windows to the left and right of the driver.
  • Penalties: Non-moving traffic violation.

This information relating to window tint laws in New Hampshire was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in New Hampshire were enacted in 1990. 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 New Hampshire Info

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States.

 

Capital: Concord

Population: 1,320,718

Area: 9,304 sq mi (24,217 km2)

Cities  Nashua, Portsmouth, Manchester, Concord, Dover, Keene, Laconia, Hanover, Derry, Merrimack, Exeter, Salem, Hampton Beach, Lebanon, Hampton, Rochester, Londonderry, Bedford, Wolfeboro, Hooksett, Durham, Sunapee, Amherst, Goffstown, Gilford, Hudson, Windham, Plaistow, Claremont, Littleton, Berlin, Peterborough, Lincoln, Stratham, North Hampton, Meredith, Milford, Waterville Valley, Conway, New Boston, Somersworth, Pelham, Hollis, Plymouth, Epping, Seabrook, Rindge, Bretton Woods, Rye, Moultonborough

Counties  Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan

Wikipedia

State Website

 

Tint law references

gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXI/266/266-58-a.htm

 

Medical Exemption Info

nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/registration/inspections-emissions/tinted-windows.htm

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.