What are the window tint laws in Florida?

In Florida, the law allows for the tinting of rear side windows and the back window of a vehicle as long as the tint meets certain requirements. The front side windows, however, must allow at least 28% of visible light to pass through.

The VLT percentage is determined by measuring the amount of light that passes through the film when it is applied to the window. It is important to note that these laws only apply to passenger cars and trucks. Different laws may apply to commercial vehicles or limousines.

  • Windshield:  non-reflective tint allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-line
  • Front Side Windows:  28% VLT or more.
  • Back Side Windows:  15% VLT or more
  • Reflectivity:  no mare than 25% reflectivity

For SUVs and vans, front side windows must also allow at least 28% of visible light to pass through. The rear side windows and rear windshield can be significantly darker, allowing only at least 6% of light to pass through.

Police officer checking car window tint darkness in Florida to ensure compliance with state window tint laws.

What are the consequences of violating window tint laws in Florida?

Violating window tint laws in Florida can result in a non-criminal traffic infraction. The fine for a first offense is $116, and subsequent offenses can result in fines up to $500.

In addition to fines, you may also be required to remove the tinted film from your windows to bring them into compliance with the law. Refusing to remove the film can result in the impounding of your vehicle.

How can I ensure I am compliant with window tint laws in Florida?

To ensure that you are compliant with window tint laws in Florida, it is best to have your windows tinted by a professional who is familiar with the laws in the state. A professional will be able to advise you on the appropriate level of tint for your vehicle or building, and ensure that it meets the legal requirements.

If you are tinting your windows yourself, it is important to research the laws in Florida and ensure that you are purchasing window film that meets those requirements. You can usually find information about the VLT requirements on the website of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

It is also important to keep in mind that the laws regarding window tinting in Florida may differ from other states. If you plan to travel to a different state with your tinted windows, it is important to research the laws in that state to avoid any legal issues.