New Hampshire Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in New Hampshire were enacted in 1990. 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 New Hampshire so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire 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: No tint can be applied legally to this window.
  • 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 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: No tint can be applied legally to this window.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 35% of light in.

Window tint reflection in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire 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 restricted.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in New Hampshire.
  • Stickers: State law recommends but does not require stickers to identify legal tinting.
  • Medical Exceptions: New Hampshire law does allow medical exemptions on the windshield and windows to the left and right of the driver.
Keep in mind that New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire was last updated in 2016 and 2017. Tinting laws in New Hampshire were enacted in 1990. 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 New Hampshire Info

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New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States.

Capital: Concord

Population: 1,320,718

Area: 9,304 sq mi (24,217 km2)

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Cities in New Hampshire: Nashua, Portsmouth, Manchester, Concord, Dover, Keene, Laconia, Hanover, Derry, Merrimack, Exeter, Salem, Hampton Beach, Lebanon, Hampton, Rochester, Londonderry, Bedford, Wolfeboro, Hooksett, Durham, Sunapee, Amherst, Goffstown, Gilford, Hudson, Windham, Plaistow, Claremont, Littleton, Berlin, Peterborough, Lincoln, Stratham, North Hampton, Meredith, Milford, Waterville Valley, Conway, New Boston, Somersworth, Pelham, Hollis, Plymouth, Epping, Seabrook, Rindge, Bretton Woods, Rye, Moultonborough

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Counties in New Hampshire: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan

Wikipedia

State website


Tint law references:

New Hampshire Statutes section 266:58-a: Tinted glass

Tinted windows medical waiver



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