Alabama Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Alabama were enacted in 1996. We have provided all the necessary information about your car's window tint, including how dark or reflective the tint is allowed in your state. There are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Alabama so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Alabama

The percent of visible light allowed through your car windows is called VLT: Visible Light Transmission. The percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in Alabama is very specific and different for sedan cars and SUV cars or vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 32% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 32% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Window tint reflection in Alabama

Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Alabama window tint law permits a certain window reflection when using a tint so make sure you pay attention to this as well.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 20% reflective.

Other Alabama window tint rules and regulations:

Alabama does have several other important laws, rules and regulations pertaining to window tinting. They include the following:

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: In Alabama all tint colors are permitted.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using ceritified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Alabama permits medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult AL state law.
Keep in mind that Alabama tinting laws and regulations may be interpreted differently in your county or place of residence and we always recommend you double-check our information with your local law enforcement authorities.
Our information about window tint laws in Alabama was last updated in 2014. Tinting laws in Alabama were enacted in 1996. In case any of our info provided is not up to date or correct be sure to contact us so we can fix it. Thanks!

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Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th-most extensive and the 23rd-most populous of the 50 United States. At 1,300 miles (2,100 km), Alabama has one of the longest navigable inland waterways in the nation.

Capital: Montgomery

Population: 4,822,023

Area: 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km2)

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Cities in Alabama: Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Gulf Shores, Dothan, Gadsden, Orange Beach, Anniston, Decatur, Muscle Shoals, Florence, Hoover, Fairhope, Cullman, Bessemer, Talladega, Dauphin Island, Nectar, Daphne, Selma, Madison, Prattville, Arab, Opelika, Foley, Dora, Eufaula, Tuskegee, Enterprise, Athens, Alabaster, Scottsboro, Troy, Guntersville, Montevallo, Jasper, Andalusia, Columbiana, Wetumpka, Mentone, Phenix City, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Riderville, Oxford

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Counties in Alabama: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bigg, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Chocktaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston

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Tint law references:

Alabama Code Title 32, Chapter 5C: Window tinting and medical exceptions