Georgia Window Tint Laws [December 2021]

Georgia Window Tint Laws: In Georgia, the car window tinting laws were brought into existence in the year 2005. Ever since then the state of Georgia has been very specific as well as strict with its laws and other rules and regulations about how dark or reflective the window tints can be in the state. 

It will be  considered unlawful for any individual to operate a motor vehicle in this state:

  1. Which has material and glazing applied or affixed to the front windshield, which material and glazing when do apply or affixed reduce light transmission through the windshield; or 
  2. Which has material and glazing applied or affixed to the rear windshield or the side or door windows, which material and glazing when do apply or affixed reduce light transmission through the windshield or window to less than 32 percent, plus or minus 3 percent or increase light reflectance to more than 20 percent. 

In this article, you will come across all the laws, other rules, and regulations besides the basic laws, and all the information you need to be aware of with regards to the car window tinting process in the state of Georgia.

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What Does VLT Mean According To The State Law Of Georgia 

VLT(Visible Light Transmission) is the light percentage allowed by the window tint film to travel through your car windows. In Georgia, there are different legal allowable terms when it comes to window tinting.

In Georgia, the amount of light allowed to pass through your film and also glass varies for Passenger vehicles and Multi-purpose vehicles. Let us break it down for you so you understand it better.

The higher the VLT the more amounts of light will be allowed to pass through your window tint film. For instance, a 60% tint will allow only 60% of the light to pass through whereas a 7% tint will allow only 7% of the light to pass through.

Georgia Tint Law- Legal Tint Limit For Passenger Vehicles 

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 32% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: up to 32% tint darkness allowed
  • Rear window: up to 32% tint darkness allowed

Georgia Tint Law- Legal Tint Limit For Multi-purpose Vehicles

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.
  • Front seat side windows: up to 32% tint darkness allowed
  • Back seat side windows: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used 

Window Tint Reflection In Georgia

Tint reflections for passenger vehicles:

  • Front side windows: should not be more than 20% reflective.
  • Back side windows: should not be more than 20% reflective.

Tint reflections for multi-purpose vehicles:

  • Front side windows: should not be more than 20% reflective.
  • Back side windows: should not be more than 20% reflective.

Other Georgia Window Tint Law Rules And Regulations

  • Side mirrors: there are no restrictions for side mirrors in the state of Georgia.
  • Restricted colours: red and amber are the two colors that are not considered legal.
  • Tint variance: The state of Georgia allows only 3% light transmission tolerance.
  • Certificates: the tint film manufacturers do not have to certify the film they sell in the state of Georgia.
  • Stickers: there is no sticker required to identify legal tinting.
  • Medical exemptions: for special tint the state of Georgia allows medical exemptions.
  • Penalties: misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and up to a period of twelve months of imprisonment.
  • Windshields: No person shall install any material upon the windshields or windows of any motor vehicle, the installation of which would result in a reduction of light transmission or an increase in light reflectance in violation of 1) Which has material and glazing applied or affixed to the front windshield, which material and glazing when so applied or affixed reduce light transmission through the windshield; or (2) Which has material and glazing applied or affixed to the rear windshield or the side or door windows, which material and glazing when so applied or affixed reduce light transmission through the windshield or window to less than 32 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, or increase light reflectance to more than 20%.

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