Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Vermont Window Tint Laws (VT)

Car window tinting laws in Vermont were first put into place in 1984.

Vermont was the 2nd 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 Vermont. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Vermont that we have made available.

Vermont Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Vermont

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 Vermont 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 Vermont:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: It is ILLEGAL to tint this window
  • 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 Vermont:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: It is ILLEGAL to tint this window
  • Back seat side windows: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used

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Other Vermont Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Vermont 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 in this state if back window is tinted.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: All tint colors are allowed in Vermont
  • Certifications: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required by law.
  • Medical Exceptions: Vermont tinting law permits medical exemptions and allows the use of darker tint.
  • Penalties: 

This information relating to window tint laws in Vermont was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Vermont were enacted in 1984. 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 Vermont Info

Vermont (VT) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Vermont is the 6th least extensive and the 2nd least populous of the 50 United States. The state of Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. The state capital is Montpelier, which has a population of 7,855 and is the least populous state capital in the country. Vermont's most populous city is Burlington, with a 2010 population of 42,417.

 

Capital: Montpelier

Population: 626,011

Area: 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km2)

Cities  Burlington, Montpelier, Brattleboro, Stowe, South Burlington, Bennington, Killington, Middlebury, Manchester, Woodstock, Waterbury, Rutland City, Colchester, Essex Junction, St. Johnsbury, Williston, Shelburne, Winooski, Quechee, Adamant, Vergennes, Marlboro, Barre City, Bellows Falls, Waitsfield, St. Albans, Essex, Stratton, Springfield, Ludlow, Jericho, Morrisville, Newport, Thetford, Norwich, Wilmington, Shaftsbury, Windsor, Putney, Chester, Warren, Lyndonville, Northfield, Craftsbury, Milton, Dorset, Hartford, Hinesburg, Castleton, Rutland

Counties  Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Windsor

Wikipedia

State Website

 

Tint law references

legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/23/013

 

Medical Exemption Info

dmv.vermont.gov/sites/dmv/files/documents/VN-022-Window_Tinting_Application_0.pdf

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.