Window Tint Laws in California

Updated: Jul 7

When making the decision to tint your vehicle’s windows, it’s important to keep in mind that every state has specific laws about how dark your car window tint can be. Here at Tintix, we follow these laws carefully so that you can enjoy all the benefits of tinting your windows without worrying about whether or not the level of tint on your windows is legal.


Different states have different limits on VLT (visible light transmission); these limits are meant to ensure that drivers are still able to see the road, other cars, and any potential obstructions on the road clearly. In areas with less direct sunlight, the state usually imposes much stricter window tint laws. In places like California and Florida, where the sunlight can be quite harsh, the government allows for a higher level of tint on vehicle windows.


At our Brentwood, California location, we follow California state law diligently. Here’s what the law says regarding sedans, SUVs, and vans:


  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is permitted on the top four inches of the windshield.