Rhode Island Window Tinting Laws & Regulations

How dark can I tint my car windows in Rhode Island

Tint Darkness

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Rhode Island, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.

Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
Front Side Windows Must allow more than 70% of light in.
Back Side Windows Must allow more than 70% of light in.
Rear Window Must allow more than 70% of light in.

How reflective can the tint be in Rhode Island?

Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting film contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.

Front Side Windows No reference to reflectivity in the current law.
Back Side Windows No reference to reflectivity in the current law.


Other Rhode Island Rules and Regulations


Restricted Colors No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
Side Mirrors No restrictions.
Certificate Requirements Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.
Sticker Requirements No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
Medical Exemption State allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
References http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DMV/4428.pdf

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