OHIO TINT LAWS

The percent of visible light allowed through your car windows is called VLTVisible Light Transmission. The percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in Ohio is very specific and different for sedan cars and SUV cars or vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:

  • Windshield: 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.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:

  • Windshield: 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.
  • Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Ohio window tint law permits a certain window reflection when using a tint so make sure you pay attention to this as well.

Tint reflection for sedans:

  • Front Side windows: No reflectorized materials permitted.
  • Back Side windows: No reflectorized materials permitted.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:

  • Front Side windows: No reflectorized materials permitted.
  • Back Side windows: No reflectorized materials permitted.

Ohio does have several other important laws, rules and regulations pertaining to window tinting. They include the following:

  • Side Mirrors: No restrictions.
  • Restricted Colors: No colors of tint are banned.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in Ohio. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Ohio laws make no mention of medical exemptions for special tint.
  • Penalties: Misdemeanor with around $120 fine.

Keep in mind that Ohio tinting laws and regulations may be interpreted differently in your county or place of residence. We always recommend double-checking our information with your local DMV or law enforcement authorities.