Louisiana Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Louisiana were enacted in 1993. 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 Louisiana so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Louisiana

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 Louisiana 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 40% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 25% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 12% of light in.

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 40% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Window tint reflection in Louisiana

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

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly banned in Louisiana.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film must certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film and glass on the driver’s side window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Louisiana law does NOT allow any medical exemptions that would allow you use special tint.
Keep in mind that Louisiana 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 Louisiana was last updated in 2016 and 2017. Tinting laws in Louisiana were enacted in 1993. 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 Louisiana Info

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Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the largest by land area is Cameron Parish.

Capital: Baton Rouge

Population: 4,601,893

Area: 51,843 sq mi (135,382 km2)

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Cities in Louisiana: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, West Monroe, Monroe, Houma, Alexandria, Lafayette, Slidell, Bossier City, Natchitoches, Kenner, New Iberia, Covington, Thibodaux, Ruston, Mandeville, Coushatta, Breaux Bridge, Grand Isle, Opelousas, Clarks, Hammond, Sulphur, Morgan City, Gretna, Denham Springs, Eunice, St. Francisville, Bogalusa, Gonzales, Little Woods, Bayou Pigeon, Leesville, Kinder, Tallulah, St. Bernard Parish, Abbeville, Ikes, Pineville, Ponchatoula, Zachary, Minden, De Ridder, Venice, Holly Beach, Eros, Broussard, Abita Springs

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Counties in Louisiana: (Parishes) Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, La Salle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Quachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Saint Bernard, Saint Charles, Saint Helena, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, Saint Mary, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Union, Vermillion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn

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Tint law references:

Window Tint Requirements (State of Louisiana)



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