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Utah Tint Laws

Utah’s Car window tint laws were enacted in 1994. Below is Utah’s rules on how dark and reflective the car window tint can be, as well as other rules and regulations you might want to know about.

How dark can your window tint be in Utah?

Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%) is the variable by which window tint darkness is measured by. Basically what this means is the percent of visible light allowed in through both the film and the glass. You can find out Utah’s different window tint regulations for sedans, vans and SUVs.

TINT DARKNESS:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line. Must allow more than 70% below AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 43% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

How reflective can your window tint be in Utah?

Just like the lenses on your sunglasses tinting film may contain “mirrored” lenses or contain metallic elements that help reflect incoming light, and reduce glare and heat generated by visible light. Below you can find out how much reflection is permitted on your car window tint according to Utah law.

TINT REFLECTION:

Front Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.
Back Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Other Utah tinting rules and regulations:

OTHER LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS IN UTAH INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required only if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: No emergency light colors (red/blue/yellow)
  • Certificate Requirements: Film manufacturers are not required to certify the film they sell in this state.
  • Sticker Requirements: No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
  • Medical Exemption: Utah does allow exemptions: requires a doctors recommendation and Utah highway patrol exemption letter.

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