Vermont Tint Laws

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Vermont Tint Laws

Vermont has some of the oldest window tint laws in America, the state’s car tint laws having been enacted in 1984. Since then, myriad new types of vehicle window tinting have been developed, including nanoceramic window tints originally designed for the aerospace industries.

Modern window tint for cars is a far cry from the types of tints that were available back in the mid 1980s. If you think of car window tint as the stuff that turns purple, bubbles, and cracks, and that window tint for cars is only for adding privacy and changing to looks of the vehicle, then you’ll be pleased to learn how much more window tint can do for a car and how well it lasts without losing its looks or proper function.

In Vermont window tint for cars can reduce interior heat in the summer by blocking hot infrared light and can help keep a car warmer in the winter by adding insulation to the windows. Auto window tint also blocks 99% of the ultraviolet light that can lead to cracked and faded upholstery and discolored dashboards and other surfaces, protecting your cars looks and its resale value. And ceramic window tints will not bubble, crack, or discolor with time, and they do not impact the clarity of cell phone signals, radio waves, or satellite connectivity.

In Vermont, the rules regarding legal window tint for cars are clear cut and simple which makes them easy to follow but also means it’s easy for police or inspectors to spot illegal tint and to issue a window tint violation ticket or to fail you for an inspection.

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laws for suvs, trucks, & vans

Tint Laws for Trucks, SUVs. and Vans

Front Windows

All Vehicles

Vermont 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 Visor

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

Any shade of tint can be used from the AS-1 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

Vermont 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

32% Tint (VLT%)

Windshield Visor

ALL VEHICLE TYPES

Any shade of tint can be used from the AS-1 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.