Texas has maintained the current set of tinting laws and expectations since 2009. These rules cover what tint darkness percentage, reflective qualities, and colors are possible to install on vehicles.
Homes and commercial buildings are also subject to various zoning and HOA rules throughout the state. These regulations are variable, but an experienced window tint installer will understand the expectations and work within them.
Texas bases its tinting laws and information based on visible light transmission (VLT) ratings. If your vehicle is pulled over by law enforcement, they have a tool that shines light through your film to see if it complies with the state’s rules.
Current Window Tint VLT Standards in Texas
Texas does not separate cars and pickups from SUVs and vans like other states. The current VLT standards apply to all passenger vehicles that operate on the road.
Texas does not permit red, blue, or amber window tints on a windshield. The state also requires installers to identify legal tinting with a sticker between the glass and product on the driver side.