Missouri Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Missouri were enacted in 2002. 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 Missouri so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Missouri

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 Missouri 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 35% 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 35% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Window tint reflection in Missouri

Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Missouri 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 35% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more than 35% reflective.

Other Missouri window tint rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required only if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in Missouri.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exceptions: Missouri allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Keep in mind that Missouri 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 Missouri was last updated in 2016 and 2017. Tinting laws in Missouri were enacted in 2002. 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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Tint law references:

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Window Tinting - What's Legal (PDF file)



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