Nevada Tint Laws

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Nevada Tint Laws

Nevada first enacted its window tint laws for cars nearly three decades ago in 1993 and have made some updates since then, thus the window film laws in the Silver State are largely suited to most modern window film products, but keep in mind tint laws can change from time to time. To make sure your car, truck, or SUV stays in line with Nevada window tint rules necessary you know the exact VLT% (or visible light transmission percent, which means how light and transparent or dark and private the glass is) and to be informed of current laws for VLT% for each window, as the rules are different based on each window of a vehicle.

Car window tint is a wise upgrader anyone thinking in terms of both performance and looks of a car as well as long-term the value of the vehicle. In Nevada car tint adds privacy and enhances the style of the vehicle the very same day it is applied and in this often hot and sunny state tint reduces interior cabin temperatures even on long, bright summer days, making the vehicle cooler, more comfortable for driver and passengers, and more cost effective based on less drain on the battery and fuel thanks to reduced need for AC use. Window tint blocks 99% of the UV light that leads to interior fading, bleaching, and cracked upholstery and other surfaces (UV light can cause skin damage, too) so a vehicle with window film will maintain its appearance and resale value as well.

Nevada window tint laws are generally quite permissive and, as we’ll see, quite flexible as well. However in Nevada window tint tickets can cost over $100 even for a first offense, so don’t push your luck with dark window tint. Las Vegas and the rest of the state already offers enough opportunity for gambling.

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laws for suvs, trucks, & vans

Tint Laws for Trucks, SUVs. and Vans

Front Windows

All Vehicles

35% 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 from the AS1 Line up. This is the line extending from the letters AS-1, found on most motor vehicle windshields, running parallel to the top of the windshield.

laws for sedans & coupes

Tint laws in the United States for Sedans & Coupes

Front Windows

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

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

35% Tint (VLT%)

Rear Passenger Windows

for Sedans, Coupes, & Hatchbacks

Any shade of tint can be used on the rear passenger windows

Rear Window

for Sedans, Coupes, & Hatchbacks

Any shade can be used for the rear window

Windshield Visor

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

Any shade of tint can be used from the AS1 Line up. 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.

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.