Florida Laws and Tint Percentage Information

In Florida, the laws regarding automotive window tinting are regulated by the state's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The regulations specify the minimum levels of Visible Light Transmission (VLT) that are allowed for different types of vehicle windows.

VLT is a rating of the visible light that can pass through a material or object. In the context of automotive window tinting, it refers to the percentage of visible light that is allowed to pass through the tinted windows of a vehicle.

VLT Requirements for Vehicles in Florida

For sedans and SUVs, the front windshield must have a minimum VLT of 28%. The front side windows (driver and passenger) must have a minimum VLT of 28%, while the rear side windows can have a lower VLT of 15%. 

The rear window can also have a VLT of 15%, or it can be tinted to any darkness.

For trucks and vans, the front windshield must have a minimum VLT of 28%. The front side windows can have a lower VLT of 6%, while the rear side windows and rear window can have a VLT of any darkness.

Are There Exemptions Allowed in the Regulations?

There are certain exceptions to these regulations, such as medical exemptions for individuals with certain medical conditions that require them to limit their exposure to sunlight. Any allowed exemption requires a written certification of the individual’s condition from a physician. This paperwork is then submitted to the installer, who can then legally apply the product to the vehicle.

Failing to follow Florida's window tinting laws can result in fines and penalties. It is also possible that the tints and films may need to be removed or replaced to ensure compliance with the state’s regulations. 


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