Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Ohio Window Tint Laws (OH)

Car window tinting laws in Ohio were first put into place in 2004.

Ohio was the 43rd 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 Ohio. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Ohio that we have made available.

Ohio Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Ohio

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 Ohio 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 Ohio:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 50% 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 Ohio:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 50% 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 Ohio Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Ohio 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 Ohio
  • Certifications: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in Ohio. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Ohio laws make no mention of medical exemptions for special tint.
  • Penalties: Misdemeanor with around $120 fine.

This information relating to window tint laws in Ohio was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Ohio were enacted in 2004. 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 Ohio Info

Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States. Ohio is the 34th largest (by area), the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

 

Capital: Columbus

Population: 11,544,225

Area: 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km2)

Cities  Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Steubenville, Akron, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Canton, Defiance, Sandusky, Avon, Warren, Lima, Dublin, Put-in-Bay, Cuyahoga Falls, Strongsville, Xenia, Westerville, Findlay, Zanesville, Elyria, Mentor, Mansfield, Lakewood, Chillicothe, Springfield, Delphos, Wooster, Mason, Parma, Marysville, Kettering, Perrysburg, Shaker Heights, Grove City, Westlake, Columbiana, Athens, Yellow Springs, Massillon, Stow, West Chester Township, Hamilton, Loveland, Oberlin, Middletown, Chagrin Falls, Troy

Counties  Adams, Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, State Level Sites, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood, Wyandot

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Tint law references

codes.ohio.gov/orc/4513.241

 

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.