How Dark Can You Tint Your Windshield and Windows in Georgia?

April 19th, 2020 by

a dark tinted car film being applied to a windshield as wipers are rotated up

Whether for style, safety, or medical reasons, you’ll often see cars on the road with tinted windshields and windows. However, like most vehicle accessories and modifications, there are certain laws that apply to window tints on a state-by-state level. Today, here at Carl Black Hiram, we’ll go over the state of Georgia’s window tint laws and learn how dark you’re legally allowed to tint your vehicle windows and windshield!

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First, let’s take a look at the tinting laws for motor vehicles in the state of Georgia.

Georgia State Window Tinting Laws – Darkness

At the time of writing, the current Georgia rules for window tint darkness are as follows:

Sedans

Windshield: Non-reflective tint is not allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield (AS1 Line).

Front Side Windows: Surface must allow more than 32% of light through.

Back Side Windows: Surface must allow more than 32% of light through.

Rear Window: Surface must allow more than 32% of light through.

SUVs and Vans

Windshield: Non-reflective tint is not allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield (AS1 Line).

Front Side Windows: Surface must allow more than 32% of light through.

Back Side Windows: Any level of darkness can be used.

Rear Window: Any level of darkness can be used.

a tool heating and film against a glass windshield to install it on a vehicle
a car mechanic installing a tinted film to a car window

 

 

Georgia State Window Tinting Laws – Reflection 

At the time of writing, the current Georgia rules for window tint reflection are as follows: 

Sedans

Front Side Windows: Surface must not be more than 20% reflective.

Back Side Windows: Surface must not be more than 20% reflective.

SUVs and Vans

Front Side Windows: Surface must not be more than 20% reflective.

Back Side Windows: Surface must not be more than 20% reflective.

  

Georgia State Window Tinting Laws – Other Rules and Regulations 

Additional Georgia window tint rules and regulations are as follows:

Certificates: Film manufacturers need to certify their film by state. Make sure the film you purchase/have installed is certified film.

Medical Exceptions: Georgia allows medical exemptions for special tints.

Restricted Colors: RED and AMBER not legal by Georgia state law.

Side Mirrors: No restrictions listed.

Stickers: A sticker to identify that a vehicle’s tinting is legal is required to be displayed on the windshield.

Tint Variance: Georgia state laws allow for 3% light transmission tolerance.

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