Phoenix Window Tinting Laws
So you want to get your vehicle tinted but you are not sure what the Phoenix Tint laws are? This article breaks down all the Arizona Tint Laws laws about window tinting you should know about before you get your tint job done. We will cover all of the Phoenix Window Tinting Laws, including front windshield tint laws. We will do our best to maintain this article and keep it up to date but, laws are subject to change, so please speak with a window tinting professional to ensure you are within the law.
What is the legal tint limit in Arizona?
Legal Arizona tint levels
Arizona Tint Regulation On Front Side Windows:
In Arizona the front side windows must allow more than 33% of light in. This is why the standard for the front side windows, which are the driver side and passenger side windows you need to see out of to drive, is 35% tint. This ensures that you are within the law.
Back Side Windows and Rear Window Arizona Tint Laws:
These are put together into one category because any darkness can be used on these windows. The darkest tint available at most places is 5% or limo tint. You can use reflective or non-reflective tint. Anything goes.
Arizona legal Tint Levels:
- Front 2 windows must be no darker than 35%
- Back windows are not regulated in Arizona and are open game for as dar of tint as you want!
Can You Tint Your Front Windshield In AZ?
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Arizona Front Windshield Law
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In Arizona you can use and non-reflective tint as long as it sits above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line. Now what that means in less governmenty terms is you can have a visor strip on the front windshield.
- Visor Strips any shade are legal on your front windshield
- A darkened front windshield is illegal
Arizona Front Windshield Tint Law:
So the question can I tint my front windshield in AZ, is technically A no. But we have the solution for front windshield tinting! The Arizona State Legislator talks Arizona Window Tinting laws in ARS 28-959.01 Wich can be found here: https://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/28/00959-01.htm&Title=28&DocType=ARS
"a person shall not operate a motor vehicle with an object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed or applied on the windshield or side or rear windows or with an object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed or applied in or on the motor vehicle in a manner that obstructs or reduces a driver's clear view through the windshield or side or rear windows.
C. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not place, install, affix or apply a transparent material on the windshield or side or rear windows of a motor vehicle if the material alters the color or reduces the light transmittance of the windshield or side or rear windows."
H. In this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Light transmission" means the ratio of the amount of total light, expressed in percentages, that is allowed to pass through the product or material including the glazing to the amount of total light falling on the product or material and the glazing.
2. "Luminous reflectance" means the ratio of the amount of total light, expressed in percentages, that is reflected outward by the product or material to the amount of total light falling on the product or material.
What does Phoenix Tint Law Prohibit?
There are some things that current AZ law does not allow. We will cover them here but as I stated above, please double check that this information is current before you base decisions off of it. A professional tint installer can answer any of your concerns about the current AZ laws.
Is It Legal To Tint Your Front Window In Arizona:
Although you can get a visor strip on your front windshield in Arizona. It is illegal to tint the entire front windshield. The only exception to that is a medical reason. So if you need to stay out of the sun’s rays for a medical reason you can tint any window.
Arizona Front Side Windows Tinting Laws:
This may go without saying, but anything below 33% on these windows is prohibited by current AZ laws.
Rear And Side Window Tinting Laws In Phoenix
You didn’t expect to see these here did you? Although you can go as dark as you like with these windows, if the officer feels that they are somehow obstructing your view you may still be ticketed for them. Don’t let this alarm you. You’re not going to get a ticket based on you having dark windows in the back, but if they are poorly installed and you have lines, smudges, or bubbles that further obstruct your vision, you may get a ticket.
What happens if I get a ticket for my existing tint?
In Arizona you get what they call a “fix it ticket” otherwise known as an Equipment Repair Order. There is usually a small fine you must pay, as well as providing proof that the vehicle is within the tint laws. This requires you to get the tint removed and to leave it as it is or retint it within the legal limit. There is a time limit on how soon you have to get it fixed and if you get in professionally installed below the legal limit, it voids their warranty. It is easier just to get in tinted within the legal limits the first time. This should be all you need to know about the Arizona window tinting laws. We will do our best to keep this up to date and notify you of any changes in the Arizona window tinting law. We hope this has been helpful information for you. Stay cool!