Washington State Tint Laws
How dark can window tinting film be in the state of Washington?
Legal tinting levels are measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage.
See below for limits:
Like the lenses in sunglasses, some tinting film contains metallic elements that help to reflect light and reduce both glare and heat generated by visible light.
More Washington Window Tint Laws and Regulations:
Restricted Colors and Materials
The tint color(s) of Red, Gold, Yellow, or Black, are not legal by state law, neither are mirror finish products or sprayed on products.
Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in Washington State. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
The sticker to identify legal tinting requirement is required between the film and glass on the driver’s side window.
Washington State allows certain medical exemptions for special tint.
Washington State Tinting Laws- 2009 Update:
For SUVs, you can tint your car up to 24% VLT on the front doors. The back half can be any darkness you want. As for non-SUV passenger vehicles, you may tint all windows up to 24% except the windshield. All windshield tinting can only be tinted a maximum of 6 inches from the top. With this in mind, we do offer an assortment of window film options, and can help guide you to a film that fits your individual needs. The article below is a snippet from the Washington State Patrol:
Washington State Patrol Window Tint Regulations:
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Spokane, WA 99224
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