In Georgia, talking about VLT will either start a conversation about window tinting or the vehicle license tax. The state regulates how dark the film can on all cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. As an installer, we are bound to follow these rules that were established in 2005.
That starts by having no window tinting on the front windshield of your vehicle.
For the windows on either side of the driver or in the back of your vehicle, the light transmission restriction cannot be less than 32%. The reflective qualities of your preferred window film must be less than 20%.
You receive a plus or minus 3% reading ratio if the tint is measured.
The state no longer requires labels that indicate the tint meets its specifications. Violations are considered misdemeanors.
What Are the Exceptions to the VLT Laws in Georgia?
Some exceptions are available in Georgia’s statutes regarding automotive window tints and films.
On the front windshield, you can have transparent film, not red or amber, on the upper six inches of the glass. Common Carrier signs meeting the statute’s specifications are permitted. You can also place tint on the lower left or right corners in a five-inch or seven-inch square, respectively.
Some vehicles do not have restrictions on the side windows behind the driver or the rear windshield, including multipurpose passenger vehicles, limousines, school buses, and windows tinted before factory delivery.
If you have special medical needs that require darker tinting, the state can issue a permit. This paperwork must be presented when making your appointment.