Rhode Island Window Tinting Laws

Car window tinting laws in Rhode Island were enacted in 2000. 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 Rhode Island so make sure you read all about it below.

Window tint darkness in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island 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 70% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 70% 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 70% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Window tint reflection in Rhode Island

Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Rhode Island 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: Current law does not specify any reflectivity.
  • Back Side windows: Current law does not specify any reflectivity.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: Current law does not specify any reflectivity.
  • Back Side windows: Current law does not specify any reflectivity.

Other Rhode Island window tint rules and regulations:

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

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: All window tint colors are allowed.
  • Certificates: Film manufacturers are not required to certify the film they sell in Rhode Island.
  • Stickers: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required by law.
  • Medical Exceptions: Rhode Island allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
Keep in mind that Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island was last updated in 2016 and 2017. Tinting laws in Rhode Island were enacted in 2000. 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 Rhode Island Info

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Rhode Island is a state in the New England region of the United States. Rhode Island is the smallest in area, the eighth least populous, but the second most densely populated of the 50 US states behind New Jersey. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west and Massachusetts to the north and east, and it shares a water boundary with New York's Long Island to the southwest. Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the State's geography, since the state has several large bays and inlets that amount to about 14% of its total area.

Capital: Providence

Population: 1,050,292

Area: 1,214 sq mi (3,140 km2)

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Cities in Rhode Island: Providence, Newport, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, North Kingstown, East Providence, Narragansett, Westerly, East Greenwich, Cumberland, Bristol, South Kingstown, North Providence, Smithfield, Coventry, Portsmouth, Middletown, Central Falls, West Warwick, Barrington, Tiverton, Johnston, Charlestown, Lincoln, Jamestown, Scituate, Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Little Compton, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Kingston, Warren, Wickford, Glocester, Exeter, Hopkinton, West Greenwich, Richmond, Rumford, Pawtuxet Village, Riverside, Chepachet, Foster, Saunderstown, Kingston Station, Lime Rock, New Shoreham, Bristol Ferry

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Counties in Rhode Island: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, Washington

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Tint law references:

Rhode Island General Laws Chapter 31-23.3: Non-Transparent Windshields and Windows



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