Kansas Window Tinting Laws

Darkest legal tint for Sedans in Kansas

 

  • Windshield: Non-reflective window tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in
  • Rear window: Must allow more than 35% of light in

 

Darkest legal tint for SUV and Vans in Kansas

 

  • Windshield: Non-reflective window tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in
  • Rear window: Must allow more than 35% of light in

 
Vehicle window tint laws in Kansas were first enacted well over three decades ago back in 1987. In the intermittent years, rules governing auto tint in the state have changed a few times, often in response to the development of new window film products and technologies as the science behind tinting improves.
 
To understand how dark your window tinting can be in Kansas, you need to know about visible light transmission, or VLT as it is abbreviated in most cases. VLT is the amount of light (in the visible spectrum – tint can block all UV and IR solar energy without regulation) that can pass through the tinted window and dictates how clear or how dark the window looks. The smaller the VLT number, the less light gets through, and thus the darker the window, so a 5% VLT tinted window is much darker than a 95% VLT window.
 
You also need to know that in Kansas some window tints that of legal light transmission are still outlawed because of reflectivity, or how much they act like mirrors reflecting away visible light, as well as certain colors of tint being illegal in Kansas.
 
Fortunately, Kansas window tint laws are overall quite straightforward and unlike in most states, tint laws in Kansas apply cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans all equally. Thus going forward know that any automotive term, such as car or vehicle, applies to any privately owned car, truck, SUV, or van registered in the state of Kansas regardless of type or size.

 
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Windshield Window Tint Laws in Kansas

 
Windshield tint is imperative for blocking sung glare out of your eyes but without completely blocking the view through the windshield. Windshield tint can only legally be applied to a single strip of windshield glass near the top. Kansas state law specifies that cars can have windshield down to the AS-1 line, which is marked at the sides of the windshield in small letters and numbers. (If the AS-1 line cannot be determined, then the tint should be a max of five inches below the roof line.)
 
All windshield tinting is required to be non-reflective, and as highlighted windshield tinting laws in Kansas apply to cars and to other vehicles equally.
 

Front Side Window Tint in Kansas

 
It’s a wise idea to get some form of window tint applied to front side windows of a vehicle as window film cuts the dangerous glare of sunshine or nearby headlights and blocks the UV light that fades and discolors car interiors (and damages skin) and the infrared light that makes interior heat rise. Many clear or nearly transparent window films block plenty of light without changing the look of the vehicle and can even cut glare, but tinted film reduces glare best.
 
In Kansas front side windows of vehicles may be tinted down to a darkness of 35% VLT, more than enough shade to add privacy and style to your vehicle. The window tint on front the side windows cannot be metallic or reflective.
 

Rear Side Window Tint in Kansas

 
The rear side windows of a car, truck, or SUV in Kansas can also have tint rated as dark as 35% VLT and must also be non-metallic and not reflective.
 

Rear Window Tint in Kansas

 
The rear window (AKA rear windshield) of a private vehicle registered in Kansas can be tinted down to 35% VLT. Note that dual side mirrors in good working order are required by law if any tint is applied to the rear windshield.
 

Kansas Window Tint Medical Exemptions

 
Kansas window tint law makes no allowances for medical exemptions, so unfortunately even if extra dark window tint would reduce the severity of sun affecting your skin, eyes, or anything else, you cannot legally get a dispensation for darker tint in Kansas.
 

Other Kansas Car Window Tint Rules to Know

 
Under 2021 Kansas tint laws, several colors of window tint are banned. You cannot apply red, amber, or yellow window film to your car, and all variations of these shades are also illegal.
 
Kansas tint rules do not require the use of stickers that establish the tint as following the law be applied on tinted windows but the guidelines do strongly suggest you have such stickers applied to avoid authorities from being prompted to inspect the windows. Window film manufacturers are not required to certify the window tint they sell in Kansas as officially compliant, nor are installers or retailers required to do so. That means making sure your tint is legal by Kansas law is your responsibility.
 
No variance in tint darkness is allowed, so be sure the tint you have applied meets guidelines.
 

Kansas Window Tint Violations

 
Window tint violations in Kansas are a Class C misdemeanor which will usually involve a monetary fine and may require a court appearance. Repeated violations can lead to higher fines and even to vehicle impoundment, so it’s just not worth it to have illegal window tint in Kansas.

 

Darkest legal tint for Sedans in Kansas

 

  • Windshield: Non-reflective window tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in
  • Rear window: Must allow more than 35% of light in

 

Darkest legal tint for SUV and Vans in Kansas

 

  • Windshield: Non-reflective window tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in
  • Rear window: Must allow more than 35% of light in