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New Jersey Tint Laws

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New Jersey Tint Laws

New Jersey window tint laws are some of the most permissive car window tinting rules in the nation. They are also about the easiest window tint laws to understand, as the same rules apply to all side and rear windows regardless of vehicle type.

While in some states different rules apply to different windows of different types of cars (front side windows often have different darkness VLT rating – or visible light transmission ratings – than rear windows. Different laws often apply to cars and to larger vehicles), in New Jersey the rules are simple and clear cut.

That said, the penalties for window tint violations in New Jersey are some of the harshest in the country. With a single New Jersey window tint ticket often a very high fine, subsequent penalties assessed at rates so high they can cost more than you would pay for a decent used car. Below you will find the percentages for New Jersey window tint in detail. Risking a ticket for illegal tint in New Jersey is just not worth it, especially when almost all car tints are legal in the state.

Please note: The accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the content is not warranted or guaranteed. We are not lawyers or a law firm and we do not provide legal advice. We recommend you consult a lawyer or other appropriate professional if you want legal advice.

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laws for suvs, trucks, & vans

Tint Laws for Trucks, SUVs. and Vans

Front Windows

All Vehicles

New Jersey prohibits tint from being applied to the front windows.

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

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

New Jersey Prohibits any tint from being applied on 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

New Jersey prohibits tint from being applied to the front windows.

Rear Passenger Windows

for Sedans, Coupes, & Hatchbacks

Any shade can be used for the rear passenger windows

Rear Window

for Sedans, Coupes, & Hatchbacks

Any shade of tint can be applied on the rear window

Windshield Visor

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

New Jersey Prohibits any tint from being applied on 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.

 

 

New Jersey Laws – Title 13, Chapter 20, Subchapter 1 – Types of sunscreening materials and products (pdf file)

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.