Georgia Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Georgia were enacted in 2005. 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 Georgia so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Georgia

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 Georgia 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 Georgia

Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Georgia 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 Georgia window tint rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: The tint colors of RED and AMBER are not legal by state law.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Make sure your dealer is using certified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required on the windshield.
  • Medical Exceptions: Georgia allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Keep in mind that Georgia 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 Georgia was last updated in 2014. Tinting laws in Georgia were enacted in 2005. 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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Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies, and named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia is the 24th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state's capital and its most populous city.

Capital: Atlanta

Population: 9,919,945

Area: 59,425 sq mi (153,909 km2)

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Tint law references:

Georgia Code section 40-8-73.1: Affixing of materials which reduce light transmission or increase light reflectance through windows. (open link and expand "Title 40" click through navigation to section 40-8-73.1)

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