Florida Tint Laws
HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN FLORIDA?
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Florida, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.
- Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
- Front Side Windows Must allow more than 28% of light in.
- Back Side Windows Must allow more than 15% of light in.
- Rear Window Must allow more than 15% of light in.
HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN FLORIDA?
- Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting film contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.
- Front Side Windows Must not be more than 25% reflective.
- Back Side Windows Must not be more than 25% reflective.
OTHER FLORIDA RULES AND REGULATIONS
- No colors of tint are explicitly banned. Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
- Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.
- The sticker to identify legal tinting is required on the inside of the driver's side doorjamb.
- Florida allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Tint laws may be enforced differently by each regional Police Department in the same state. Generally, these situations are not due to negligence by the police, but lack of clarity in terms of how the state window tint laws were written. In all cases, refer to you local authority for enforcement policies, current window tint laws, rules or regulations as the final authority to car window tint laws in your area.