Texas has had the current set of rules regarding window tint darkness percentages, color, and installation since 2009. Since the legislature can pass new laws whenever they’re in session, it’s essential to review the current expectations for your vehicle to know what to expect.
The primary rules center around the VLT rating for today’s best window films and tints. VLT stands for “Visible Light Transmission.”
This standard allows law enforcement to test how much light passes through the installed product. Here is what you can expect when adding new window tints and films to your vehicle.
What Are the Current Rules and Regulations for Window Tints in TX?
Texas doesn’t separate passenger cars from trucks, vans, or SUVs. All vehicles are expected to follow the same standards.
1. You can have a 25 VLT window tint installed above the AS-1 line or along the top five inches of your windshield with 25% or less reflection.
2. Front driver and passenger windows must have a maximum 25 VLT rating.
3. All back side windows in Texas are currently allowed to have any VLT rating.
4. If the vehicle has side outside mirrors, any VLT rating is permitted on the rear window. If not, a 25 VLT maximum is allowed.
5. Texas does not allow your automotive window tint colors to be amber, blue, or red.
Your installer must provide a sticker between the glass and tint that indicates the product on your vehicle meets the current rules. If you choose our team, we’ll deliver results that meet these expectations.