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Arkansas TInt Laws

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Looking to get your vehicle tinted but you are not sure what the Arkansas tint laws are? You’ve come to the right place.

The state of Arkansas has relatively permissive laws when it comes to window tint for a privately owned vehicle. But as new types of window tinting show up on the market and as Arkansas window tint laws change from year to year, it’s important to stay up to date on your knowledge of window film regulations if you have any tinting on your car, truck, van, or sport utility vehicle.

Though many types of automotive window tint are allowed in Arkansas, a window tint violation can be regarded as a Class B misdemeanor, which can come with heavy fines and even jail time, so while these penalties are unlikely to be stridently enforced, they should be more than enough to convince you to follow Arkansas window tint laws.

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CLICK ON INDICATORS TO VIEW TINT LAWS FOR SPECIFIC WINDOWS

suvs, trucks, & vans

Tint Laws for Trucks, SUVs. and Vans

Front Windows

All Vehicles

25% Tint (VLT%)

Rear Passenger Windows

Includes rear window and rear passenger

Any shade of tint can be used for trucks, SUVs, and vans ONLY

Rear Window

Includes rear window and rear passenger windows

Any shade of tint can be used for trucks, SUVs, and vans ONLY

Windshield Visor

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

Any shade of tint can be used 5" from the top of the windshield. This is the line extending from the letters AS-1, found on most motor vehicle windshields, running parallel to the top of the windshield.

sedans & coupes

Tint laws in the United States for Sedans & Coupes

Front Windows

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

Includes Trucks, SUVs, Vans, Sedans, Coupes, & Hatchbacks

25% Tint (VLT%)

Rear Passenger Windows

for Sedans, Coupes, & Hatchbacks

25% Tint (VLT%)

Rear Window

for Sedans, Coupes, & Hatchbacks

10% Tint (VLT%)

Windshield Visor

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

Any shade of tint can be used 5" from the top of the windshield. This is the line extending from the letters AS-1, found on most motor vehicle windshields, running parallel to the top of the windshield.

Car with no tintWindow with Tint

% of Tint or Visible light transmission (VLT) is the measurement used to assess the amount of light passing through a piece of glass. This is the percent of visible light that passes through the film and glass to give you a net transmission percentage. The lower the VLT%, the darker the window.

Law Enforcement uses a tint meter which measures the Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of window film and glass for illegal tint. 

Windshield: Several states allow medical exemptions for drivers or passengers who frequently travel in the vehicle. These exemptions usually require a licensed physician in that state to sign a waiver. Please visit your states .gov site for details. 

AS-1 Line: This is the line extending from the letters AS-1, found on most motor vehicle windshields, running parallel to the top of the windshield.

 

Arkansas Section 27-37-306: Light transmission levels for the tinting of motor vehicle windows. (Click on “Title 27” and navigate to section 27-37-306)

U.S. Exemption For VLT

Click above to download the Nationwide Medical Exemptions Window Tinting Directory.

If you’re driving a truck or SUV built in the last decade, chances are it’s equipped with factory tinted glass on all windows behind the front doors.

Many owners of vehicles like this often choose to only have the front windows tinted to match the back because they believe that they are already set with the rear windows.

UV Protection

While this factory tint improves the looks of the vehicle, and offers rear passengers some privacy, it does very little to help reduce the heat entering through the glass or protect them from the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

Heat Rejection

The same also goes for heat rejection. Some assume that the level of heat rejection they will on the front glass is already present in the rear glass because of the factory tint. Nothing can be further from the truth. Other than having the tinted look, these windows do very little to stop the heat.

To find out what options you have to protecting your passengers and vehicles interior, click here.