Ohio Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Ohio were enacted in 2004. 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 Ohio so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Ohio

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 Ohio 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 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 50% 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 on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 50% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Window tint reflection in Ohio

Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Ohio 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 reflective than a standard window.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more reflective than a standard window.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Must not be more reflective than a standard window.
  • Back Side windows: Must not be more reflective than a standard window.

Other Ohio window tint rules and regulations:

Ohio 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 banned.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in Ohio. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Ohio allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Keep in mind that Ohio 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 Ohio was last updated in 2014. Tinting laws in Ohio were enacted in 2004. 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:

Ohio Revised Code Section 4513.241: Using tinted glass and other vision obscuring materials