The current batch of Texas laws, rules, and regulations regarding window tint percentages, colors, and reflective qualities was enacted in 2009.
Since the government can decide to take up new laws any time they are in session, it is good to check for updates before updating your vehicle.
These rules are based on VLT, or “visible light transmission.” Officials use equipment that tests the percentage of light that comes through the tints or films and window glass to ensure it meets the current standards.
What Are the Tint Percentage Standards in Texas?
When reviewing the laws regarding tint percentage standards, some states separate passenger cars from other vehicles.
Texas keeps the same laws for all passenger vehicles on the road. Here are the current rules to review.
Texas restricts the colors of red, blue, and amber for tints and films installed on windshields. All film manufacturers must certify their products in the state. A sticker that identifies legal tinting work is required between the glass and film on the driver’s side.