Maine Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Maine were enacted in 1989. 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 Maine so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Maine

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 Maine 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 4 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 35% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Window tint reflection in Maine

Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Maine 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 be non reflective, state law is not specific about what this means.
  • Back Side windows: Must be non reflective, state law is not specific about what this means.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must be non reflective, state law is not specific about what this means.
  • Back Side windows: Must be non reflective, state law is not specific about what this means.

Other Maine window tint rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No specific tint colors are against the law.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exceptions: Maine law does NOT allow medical exemptions that would allow you use special tint.
Keep in mind that Maine 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 Maine was last updated in 2016 and 2017. Tinting laws in Maine were enacted in 1989. 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 Maine Info

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Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England. It is known for its scenery—its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, its heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways—as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams.

Capital: Augusta

Population: 1,329,192

Area: 35,385 sq mi (91,646 km2)

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Cities in Maine: Portland, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Augusta, Lewiston, Kennebunkport, Saco, South Portland, Ogunquit, Brunswick, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Kennebunk, Waterville, Rockland, Freeport, Camden, Auburn, Cape Elizabeth, York, Presque Isle, Belfast, Orono, Skowhegan, Wells, Falmouth, Caribou, Bath, Sanford, Ellsworth, Westbrook, Gorham, Boothbay Harbor, Scarborough, Sebago, Rockport, Yarmouth, Blue Hill, Corinna, Hodgdon, Houlton, Joyville, Quoddy, Rangeley, Windham, Millinocket, Eastport, Topsham, Monhegan

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Counties in Maine: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadohoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, York

Wikipedia

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Tint law references:

Maine Statutes Title 29A section 1916: Reflective and tinted glass



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