SPECIFICATIONS & WINDOW FILM LAWS

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3M SPECIFICATIONS
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WINDOW TINTING STATE LAWS

The summary chart of state aftermarket tint law information is not a legal document. It is the result of independent research, using several sources of public state documents. Window tinting laws vary from state to state and province to province. Before applying any window tinting materials, installers should thoroughly review the appropriate state regulations as well as local enforcement policies to insure compliance with all applicable standards. The following information is from the International Window Film Association.

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FilmVLT%: Refers to the film itself
Net VLT%: Refers to the combined film & glass
Vague: The language of the law is unclear, legislative intent is unclear, or interpretation is uncertain.
Windshield: Presumably, NR tinting is permitted above the AS-1 line. If the law specifies only the AS-1 line, AS-1 appears. If AS-1 or specified inches appears, the AS-1 is assumed and only the number of inches down appears.(Note: NR is used in lieu of “No, Any, or a specific percentage” when the law permits unspecified “nonobstructive” or “Transparent” tinting materials. In these cases, the legality of tinting inevitably depends upon each officer’s discretion.
Front Sides: No film, or the actual percentage of VLT permitted. (Note: Because they may vary from state to state, manufacturer’s tolerances (i.e. + / – 3% VLT) are not listed on this chart, not are they included in these VLT numbers.)
MPV: Multi Purpose Vehicle, a vehicle with motive power, except a trailer, designed to carry ten people or less that is constructed either on a truck chassis or has special features for occasional off-road operation.
Back Sides: No film, or the actual percentage of VLT permitted.
Rear: No film, or the actual percentage of VLT permitted.
% of Reflectivity: NR No metallic or mirrored appearance

NE: Not excessive (not specific)
MNIR: Must not increase reflectivity
MBNR: Must be non-reflective (not specific)
NMMA: No metallic or mirrored appearance
NONE: No reference to reflectivity in the current law
Restricted Colors: R (Red), A (Amber), Y (Yellow), B (Blue), G (Gold), BK (Black), N/S (Not specified)
Mirrors (Left & Right required outside): YES or NO.*
Certification Required: YES or NO.#
Stckr/Loc: Sticker Location | NO: No sticker is required Recommend: Sticker is recommended; can assist officers in identi- fying legal tint more easily.
Specific Locations: The State requires unique language & design, which may entail precise wording and sizing.
Driver: The sticker is required between the film & glass on the driver’s side window.
Door: The sticker is required on the inside of the driver’s side doorjamb.
All: The sticker should be put between the film & glass on each tinted window.
Medical Exemption: YES or NO.**

*Note: Usually, a YES means that dual outside mirrors are required if the back window is to be tinted.
#Note: This refers to a requirement for manufacturers to certify the films they plan to sell before shipping them into the state.
**Note: For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult the law.