Window tint is a common issue we receive and is an important part of blocking the sun from our vehicles to prevent glare and ultraviolet rays. Tinted windows can be purchased directly from our retailer`s online store and contact our service team by phone at 480-845-0013 if you have any questions about tint or service appointments. Arizona law states that the amount and type of window tint of a motor vehicle must be legally used in that state. It is a violation of the law to drive a motor vehicle that does not meet these window tint requirements (link is external). Specific questions should be directed to your local law enforcement agency. If you need to be protected from direct sunlight for medical reasons, you can get an exemption from the window tinting requirement. The exemption is granted to all vehicles you own, as well as other vehicles in which you are a regular passenger. To apply for the exemption, complete a medical exemption application for window tint (link is external), form #40-1511, certified by a medical provider. The application will be forwarded to the Medical Examination Program. You can use a non-reflective shade for your windshield, as long as it is above the manufacturer`s AS-1 line.
The only exceptions are medical. If you need to stay out of the sun for health reasons, you can apply for an exemption from the Arizona Department of Transportation. No other exceptions are allowed for your windshield. Windshield: Non-reflective tint is permitted above the manufacturer`s AS-1 line. Front side windows: Must let in more than 33% light. Rear side windows: Any darkness can be used. Rear window: Any darkness can be used. What percentage is the black hue of the sedan? Answer: The hue of the sedan is 5% or more, which means that the film blocks at least 95% of the light that would normally pass through the window, giving it private darkness. Most manufacturers make 5% as their darkest shades, but some have lines that go as dark as 2% and block 98% of light transmission. Here you will find all the necessary information about Arizona`s dyeing regulations for car windows. The Arizona Window Tint State Act was enacted in 1994. There are additional rules for tinting car windows in Arizona.
We have detailed below all the regulations for tinting the windows of our state for your convenience. Properly adding a reflective tint to your vehicle can improve your driving safety and comfort. Follow these guidelines to make sure you understand the legal restrictions on car window tint before changing your vehicle`s windows in Arizona. If you need to be protected from direct sunlight for medical reasons, you can get an exemption from the window tinting requirement. The exemption is granted to all vehicles you own, as well as other vehicles in which you are a regular passenger. If you end up getting a ticket, Arizona State has a “repair ticket” called an equipment repair order. You only pay a small fine while providing proof that you are removing the tint from the glass to eliminate the violation. If you don`t, you can pay a fine of up to $250. Unless you want to be overtaken by the best in Arizona, adhering to the law on window tint is a must. The limousine shade is the darkest shade available. In most places, a sedan hue is 5% VLT, meaning it only lets in 5% visible light into the vehicle. It is illegal to use a sedan tint on the front side windows and windshield of a sedan, SUV or van in Arizona.
These windows must have a tint greater than 33% VLT. However, a driver could use a sedan tint on the rear side windows and rear windshield if desired. While a driver can technically use any shade of darkness on the rear and rear side windows, the officer could still issue a ticket if an officer believes the shade is dark enough to obstruct the driver`s view. Must allow more than 33% light to enter the front side windows. Your windshield and windshields are the most confined areas. For your windshield, you must use a non-reflective tint above the manufacturer`s AS-1 line, and your front side windows must let in more than 33% light. If you want to tint your windows for stylistic reasons, there are no legal restrictions on your rear or rear windows, so you can choose a darker or more dramatic shade in these places. When it comes to protecting the health of your car and yourself legally and safely, tinting your car windows AZ is the way to go.
To apply for a window tint exemption, complete a Window Staining Medical Exemption Application here. Car window tinting is an important part of daily life in Arizona. Among the many health, safety, and cost benefits that car window tint can offer AZ drivers, installing window tint on your car is a wise investment in your present and future – as long as your window tint complies with the law. Glare-reducing window film is a useful measure for driver safety, as the tint reduces the glare of the sun and helps the driver drive a vehicle safely. For this reason, it`s a good idea to apply a strip of glass tint to the top of a windshield. In Arizona, the windshield can be applied to the windshield up to the AS-1 line, which is a meticulously delineated line on the windshield that sits about five inches below the line where the windshield and roof meet. This windshield tint doesn`t need to be reflective to prevent sunlight from shining into motorists` eyes in oncoming traffic. Under line AS-1, the windshield must be free. In Arizona, tinting the vehicle`s windows on the front side windows, next to the driver and front passenger, is allowed, provided the tint allows at least 33% visible light. It`s still dark enough to add privacy to the windows and give the exterior of the vehicle a stylized look, but without completely blocking the view of the cabin.
(Note that the percentage of light allowed by a hue is called visible light transmission, or VLT, and the lower the number of VLTs, the darker the window hue, so a window film with 95% VLT is essentially clear, while the 5% VLT hue looks black.) On the rear side windows and rear windshield, vehicles can have a window tint ranging from darkness to an effectively opaque sedan-style paint. The very dark shade of the windows can provide complete privacy to passengers sitting in the back seats of a car, ideal for parents with young children or for vehicles used to transport privacy-conscious customers. It can also prevent passers-by from seeing the contents of a car when it`s parked, which can help prevent a break-in. Unlike many states, Arizona`s vehicle window tint regulations apply equally to all types of automobiles, including sedans, trucks, SUVs, and vans. If a vehicle has more than one row of seats, the front windows shall not be darker than 33% VLT, while the rear glasses and rear windscreen shall have a dark tint, provided that persons in the vehicle can see outside. Note that a vehicle with tinted windows on the rear windshield must have a functional set of side mirrors, although this control is rarely an issue as almost all vehicles have two side mirrors. Arizona state law allows many people with legitimate medical conditions to apply window tints that would be illegal without a specific medical exception for the darker shade. These may include people with glaucoma or other problems where excess light is harmful, people with a history of sensitive skin or skin cancer where UV light is dangerous, and other reasons as well. Arizona drivers hoping for a medical window tint exemption must consult a physician and obtain a signed document proving that they are eligible for medical window tint exemptions, and these documents must be shown to a licensed window installer before the otherwise extralegal window tint is applied.
Be sure to keep the doctor-approved exemption notice in your car, truck or SUV at all times, as the document may need to be presented to law enforcement to prove that tinting is permitted.