Delaware Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Delaware were enacted in 1992. 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 Delaware so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Delaware

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 Delaware is very specific and different for sedan cars and SUV cars or vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Window tint reflection in Delaware

Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Delaware 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: No metallic or mirrored appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Other Delaware window tint rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: If the back window is tinted then dual side mirrors are required.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are banned.
  • Certificates: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in Delaware.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on the driver’s side window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Delaware permits medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption please consult your state law.
Keep in mind that Delaware 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 DMV or law enforcement authorities.
Our information about window tint laws in Delaware was last updated in 2016 and 2017. Tinting laws in Delaware were enacted in 1992. 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!

State of Delaware Info

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Delaware is a U.S. state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the northeast by New Jersey, and to the north by Pennsylvania. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor, after whom what is now called Cape Henlopen was originally named. Delaware is located in the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and is the second smallest, the sixth least populous, but the sixth most densely populated of the fifty United States.

Capital: Dover

Population: 917,092

Area: 2,490 sq mi (6,452 km2)

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Cities in Delaware: Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, New Castle, Bethany Beach, Middletown, Seaford, Georgetown, Smyrna, Dewey Beach, Milford, Millsboro, Fenwick Island, Schoolview, Milton, Delaware City, Ocean View, Bridgeville, Laurel, Selbyville, Camden, Harrington, Magnolia, Dagsboro, Delmar, Arden, Frankford, Elsmere, Slaughter Beach, Christiana, Townsend, Greenwood, Frederica, Felton, Mermaid Run, Gumboro, Winterthur, Newport, Wembly, Bowers, Hartly, Broadkill Beach, Odessa, Arbor Pointe Apartments, Clayton, Blades, Wyoming, Rock Manor

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Counties in Delaware: New Castle, Kent, Sussex

Wikipedia

State website


Tint law references:

Delaware Code Title 21, section 4313: Safety glass; window tinting; and section 4313A: Commercial window tinting



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