Legal Window Tint in California

Are you looking for information about California’s tint law? This guide will walk you through the key numbers to look for when buying tint.

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California Window Tint Law

  1. Year law enacted: 1999
  2. Tint length on front windshield: only down to line which is 29 inches from that point which is 5 inches up from the bottom of the backrest
  3. Front side window VLT: 88%
  4. Back side window VLT: 88%
  5. Back windshield VLT: 88%
  6. Front side window reflectivity: not specified
  7. Back side window reflectivity: not specified
  8. Restricted colors: red, amber or or affecting driver’s ability to distinguish between primary colors
  9. Medical exemption: no
  10. Tolerance: not specified

How tinted can your windows be in California

California legal window tint

California legal window tint

 

Windshield in CA: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows in CA: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
Back Side Windows in CA: Any darkness can be used.
Rear Window in CA: Any darkness can be used.

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