Washington Tint Laws
Following tint laws in Washington is paramount to the success of the installation, without proper application your tint job can be open to fine and removal by authority. Our entire team is well versed in the vast laws set by governments and follows the standards religiously. Below you will find a comprehensive list of laws and the rules that SMT will follow without falter. If you are looking for a government regulated tint job performed by industry professionals and free from authority scrutiny contact our customer care team.
Sedans Tint Darkness
When it comes to sedan restrictions the following apply in Washington for the windshield; the tint must be non-reflecting and is permitted on the top six inches. Front side windows along with the rear side windows require more than 24% of light be allowed entry. To ensure safety for drivers and those who share the road the rear window must also allow more than 24% of light into the vehicle. If you are interested in learning more about Washington’s strict laws, contact our team or see government legislation.
SUV and Van Tint Darkness
SUV and vans have their own requirements for tint darkness and reflection standards. By ensuring your vehicle receives these exact standards you are sure to be free of fines or removal orders by authorities. When it comes to SUV and vans owners are able to install non-reflective tint on the top 6 inches of windshield. The front side windows of these vehicles are required to allow more than 24% of light in. Back passenger windows and the rear window of these vehicles can have tint application of all degrees. By understanding your rights and adhering to these laws you are safe from prosecution.
Tint reflection laws are in effect to keep drivers and other traffic safe from unnecessary peril. We always adhere to laws in effect in Washington and apply tint to these standards on every project that we take part in. Tint reflection serves the purpose of reducing glare and heat from entering the vehicle. Reflective tint must not be more than 35% reflective on any vehicle on any window surface. This is an inclusive rule for both sedans and SUV models. Tint reflection offers value to auto owners and can be customized to fit your needs.
Washington has put in place additional regulations and rules adding structure and guidance for automobile operators throughout the state. Side mirrors must be dual if the rear window is tinted. Colors that are not permitted include yellow, red and amber. The manufacturer of the tint you are looking to install must have a permit that allows them to sell in Washington State. To identify legal tinting Washington requires a sticker between the film and glass on the driver’s side window. Some of these regulations can be found as exemptions for medical allowances.