Ohio Window Tint Law! (Ohio Tint Law Enacted: 2004 )
How dark can window tint be in Ohio?
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Ohio, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.

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.


How reflective can the tint be in Ohio?Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting film contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.

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 rules and regulations.

Restricted Colors:
No colors of tint are explicitly banned.

Side Mirrors:
No restrictions.

Certificate Requirements:
Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using ceritified film.

Sticker Requirements:
The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.

Medical Exemption:
State allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.

Cruisers tries to monitor the latest changes to window tint laws; however, our information may not at all times be the most up-to-date.

Window tint laws may even be enforced differently by each regional Police Department in the same state. In all cases, refer to you local authority for enforcement policies, current window tint laws, rules or regulations as the final authority to car window tint laws in your area.
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