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All About The Current Window Tint Law For Drivers In The State Of Georgia

Llumar Window Films Installed By  - Glass Tiger TintingWe get a lot of questions concerning what is the legal tint in Ga.This page is dedicated to inform you about the current car window tinting law in Atlanta and the entire the State of Georgia, and will give you detailed information about films that are legal, not legal, as well as exemptions for drivers that have a medical condition needing added protection from the sun. Please read all the info below, and take the time to watch the featured videos, which are helpful, and will give you some insight on making the best window film choice for your personal needs. There is also a reference graphic on the bottom of this page that outlines automotive window tinting laws and regulations on Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV's.

There is also a section with a lot of common questions people ask us about the current window tinting law in the State of Georgia, and you can see this FAQ section at the bottom of this page. Before you decide on what film to choose, you should always consider what is the legal tint in Ga. Penalties can be harsh if you decide to go past what is the legal limit for window tinting on your vehicle. Read on for more detailed information, and of course you are welcome to call us or email us if you have questions concerning the State of Georgia Window Tinting law.

Georgia Car Window Tinting State Laws | [Question]: What Is The Current Window Tint Law In Atlanta GA. For Automobiles?

[Answer] : In the state of Georgia, as a general rule the law for automotive window tint is [32%] for passenger cars on all the side windows and back glass. On SUV's, trucks and vans, only the front doors are regulated. Read on for more detailed information.

[ANSWER]:Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage [VLT%]. In Georgia, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light Georgia Legal Window Tint Atlanta - Glass Tiger Tintingallowed in through the combination of film and the window. Llumar Window Films are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, and there is a medical exemption available.

Passenger Car Window Tint:

  • Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.

  • Front Side Window Tint Must allow more than 32% of light in.

  • Back Side Window Tinting Must allow more than 32% of light in.

  • Rear Window Auto Tint Must allow more than 32% of light in.

Trucks, Vans, And SUV Window Tinting:

  • Only the front door tinting is regulated on these vehicles. You are allowed to go as dark as you would like on all the windows behind the front 2 doors. Consult with one of our professional installers about the proper window tinting percentages for your vehicle before making a window film purchase.

State of Georgia Department of Public Safety Application For Exemption To The Window Tint Law [PDF]

There is an application that you can fill out and submit to the State of Georgia that will allow you to have window tint that is darker than the law allows if you have a medical reason and need a darker VLT [Visible Light Transmission]. For persons with skin conditions, light sensitivity or any other medical condition that is aggravated because of exposure to the sun, you can have a darker film [Darker Than 32%] installed on your car as long as it is prescribed by a doctor. Click here to download or view the application: Application For Exemption To the Window Tint Law

You may want to also look at the Official State of Georgia website concerning the Window Tint Waiver Form: Medical Exemptions.


Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting films contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat35% Car Window Tinting Legal Limit Atlanta GA  - Glass Tiger Tinting generated by visible light.

  • Front Side Window Tint Must not be more than 20% reflective.

  • Back Side Window Tinting Films Must not be more than 20% reflective.


 State of Georgia - Glass Tiger Tinting

The law for automotive window tint varies from state to state. In many northern states window tint laws require nothing darker than a 70% film, while in other parts of the country it can be as dark as 20%. A lot of people think that if your auto is registered in another state, or have a tag from another state, that the current Georgia Window Tint law does not apply to them, and cannot get a ticket. Beware! Just because you may have a license plate from another state, or your car is registered in another state, you can still be subjected to getting a fine for having window film on your glass that is darker than the Georgia law allows.

Here in Georgia the law for tinted glass on your car is 32% for the entire vehicle. There are exceptions to the law of 32%: multi-purpose vehicles, like SUVs or minivans, can go with any shade on the rear of the vehicle. [Any auto glass behind the front two door windows].

These percentages are used to measure the amount of visible light transmitting (VLT) through a tinted window. The lower the percentage means the darker the film. One thing to consider is even though a car’s window may not be tinted, it doesn’t mean it is clear. A lot of auto glass that isn’t tinted can have its VLT measure at around 70% or higher. This can sometimes put a car on the illegal side even though the proper percentage of tint was applied. Most law enforcement agencies have a device that will measure the VLT of films that are applied to the glass on your automobile, and it is called a tint meter. If you fail an on the spot inspection if they use this device, then they may write you up for a violation of the window tint law in Georgia.


State of Georgia Window Tint Meter Chart - Glass Tiger TintingThe State of Georgia also requires that no window tint have a reflectivity of 20% or higher. This reflectivity can be seen on vehicles that have windows that look like mirrors. This type of film has phased out over the last decade as car manufacturers have put more and more technology into a vehicle’s glass and the metal in mirrored tint can interfere with this technology.

A vehicle is allowed a tinted windshield strip along the top six inches of the windshield. There is no requirement to the shade of the windshield strip, however, it can’t be reflective.

You should always install a window film that complies to the State of Georgia regulations. Not only do you run the risk of being ticketed for illegal window film, but it can be expensive to strip and redo all the windows on your car.

To see a chart for window tinting laws for ALL states, click on the PDF here: Current State Law Chart 05.22.17.pdf


About the films that we carry....

An educated customer is our best ally. This page is dedicated to teaching you about different window film technology in the metro area, and specifically where it concerns the films that we carry and install every day. If you are doing research to make a proper decision on what will best suit your needs, budget, and what kind of performance is preferred, please read this page in its entirety. This page may possibly be your best resource in Atlanta for making the proper film selection for your car. Take your time to learn about the different options.

Each film that we carry is rated based on performance and longevity to help you make the proper selection. Window films are great for stopping UV light, which can aggravate skin conditions. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window films for this reason.

We use basically three different window films for installation. All of them are different from each other in many ways. Please read the explanation of each film below, and check the film rating to see which one will best suit your needs.

Car Window Tinting Types Premium Dyed Films

Economy Dyed Window Film

What are Economy Window Films?

Our Premium Dyed window film offers customers a good, economical option to tinting their windows. These films are non-metallized meaning they will not interfere with radio reception and have a non-reflective appearance. This product is a good choice for anybody looking for an entry-level window tint that won’t break the bank.

  • Good for looks and privacy
  • Over 99% UV protection
  • Non-metallized, non-reflective

Goals Achieved:
  • UV Protection
  • Increased privacy and style
  • Glare reduction

Film Rating: GOOD

Car Window Tinting - Terraflex Carbon Window Film

Llumar® ATC© Window Film

What Are "Color Stable" Window Films?

A step-up from our Premium Dyed film, the Llumar ATC window film is a better option in terms of performance and longevity. Backed by a nationwide, manufacturer’s warranty you can rest assured your window tint will look as good as the day you bought it, for as long as you own your vehicle.


   • Good for looks and privacy
   • Over 99% UV protection
   • National Factory Backed Warranty

Goals Achieved:

  • Better performance
  • Increased privacy and style
  • Glare reduction
  • UV protection

 Film Rating: BETTER

Car Window Tinting - Ceramic Window Tint

Llumar® CTX© Window Film

What Are High Performance Window Films?

With over 50 years of experience in the engineering of window film, Llumar has presented us with their CTX window tint. Outstanding performance, clarity and longevity give CTX an edge over all other ceramic films on the market.  If you are looking for a film that delivers the total package, then CTX is it.

  • Superior heat rejection
  • Good for looks and privacy
  • Over 99% UV protection
  • Non-metallized, non-reflective
  • National Factory Backed Warranty

Goals Achieved:

  • Excellent performance
  • Good for looks and privacy
  • Great for “matching” factory glass
  • Glare reduction
  • UV protection

Film Rating: BEST  

Llumar® AIR© Window Film

Do Window Films That Are "Light" Filter Out Damaging Rays?

Llumar’s AIR series window tint is the perfect option if you’re interested in a glass “coating” that will give you protection and performance without darkening your existing glass. These films are ostensibly clear but give you unmatched heat rejection and UV protection. Most popular for windshield and sunroofs; these films can actually improve the driver’s visibility by eliminating up to 20% of the sun’s glare.

  • Superior heat rejection
  • “Clear” shade maintains stock look
  • Over 99% UV protection
  • Does not impede night vision
  • National Factory Backed Warranty

Goals Achieved:

  • Excellent performance
  • Glare reduction
  • UV protection

Film Rating: BEST  

Llumar Films On The Rachael Ray Show - Video - Glass Tiger Tinting

Llumar Air 80 For Skin Conditions - Video - Glass Tiger Tinting

Passenger Car Georgia Tint Law Graphic

Glass Tiger Tinting | Graphic Showing Current Tint Law For Passenger Cars in Georgia

Vans, Trucks, SUV Georgia Tint Law Graphic

 Glass Tiger Tinting - Graphic Showing Current Window Tinting Law For Vans, Trucks and SUV's in Georgia

[QUESTION]: How Much Will I Have to Pay If I Am Ticketed For Window Tint That Is Past The Legal Limit?

[ANSWER]: We get a fair amount of calls and questions about how much fines are if you get a ticket for having window film installed on your automobile that is darker than the law allows. Over the years, we have seen that depending on what city issued the ticket, there can be a wide range of prices on how much your fine will be. Some city police departments are very aggressive, and others dont seem to bother with it that much. It really depends on the personality of the officer that you are dealing with. Some of them will be pleasant and just ask you to get it corrected, and just give you a warning.

We have seen a wide range of fines as far as the amount you will have to pay, and it can run as much as several hundred dollars for a window tinting infraction. It can be an expensive proposition. Not only will you be out your initial investment to remove and replace the film on your car to bring it into compliance, but you will also have to pay to have the old film removed, have the new film installed, plus have to pay the fine. In a lot of cases you can go to court and pay the fine, but sometimes they will require you to sit in front of a judge, and have your case heard. It varies according to what municipality is involved.

Carefully consider this scenario if you are thinking about having film installed past the legal limit. You might regret this decision at some point.

Do You Live In A State Outside Of Georgia? See The Chart Below To Find Out What The Car Window Tinting Law Is For Your State

 Glass Tiger Tinting - Automobile Window Tinting Law Chart By State

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