Nevada Window Tint Laws

Darkest legal tint for Cars in Nevada


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


Darkest legal tint for SUV and Vans in Nevada


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


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Nevada first enacted its window tint laws for cars nearly three decades ago in 1993 and have made some updates since then, thus the window film laws in the Silver State are largely suited to most modern window film products, but keep in mind tint laws can change from time to time. To make sure your car, truck, or SUV stays in line with Nevada window tint rules necessary you know the exact VLT% (or visible light transmission percent, which means how light and transparent or dark and private the glass is) and to be informed of current laws for VLT% for each window, as the rules are different based on each window of a vehicle.
Car window tint is a wise upgrader anyone thinking in terms of both performance and looks of a car as well as long-term the value of the vehicle. In Nevada car tint adds privacy and enhances the style of the vehicle the very same day it is applied and in this often hot and sunny state tint reduces interior cabin temperatures even on long, bright summer days, making the vehicle cooler, more comfortable for driver and passengers, and more cost effective based on less drain on the battery and fuel thanks to reduced need for AC use. Window tint blocks 99% of the UV light that leads to interior fading, bleaching, and cracked upholstery and other surfaces (UV light can cause skin damage, too) so a vehicle with window film will maintain its appearance and resale value as well.
Nevada window tint laws are generally quite permissive and, as we’ll see, quite flexible as well. However in Nevada window tint tickets can cost over $100 even for a first offense, so don’t push your luck with dark window tint. Las Vegas and the rest of the state already offers enough opportunity for gambling.

Legal Windshield Window Film in Nevada

In Nevada as in almost all states the manufacturer’s AS-1 line is used as the size limit for windshield tint, and this line, usually visible on the glass and about six inches below the top off the windshield roof line, is the cutoff for tint for cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. Nevada windshield tint laws mandate the use of non-reflective window tint for windshields to protect oncoming drivers from reflected glare, while windshield tint offers you protection against bright blinding sunlight, especially important during earlier morning and later afternoon hours which are peak commuting times when the sun happens to be at its harshest angles.

Auto Window Tint Rules in Nevada

The same auto window tint rules apply to all different types of vehicles in Nevada. Cars, trucks, and SUVs may have front side windows, meaning the windows beside the driver and shotgun seat passenger, a maximum darkness of 35% VLT, meaning at least 35% of the sun’s visible light must pass through. This is dark enough privacy tint to obscure a clear view of the people inside the car but it still makes the outline of the driver and passenger clearly visible, which is important for law enforcement safety.
Rear side windows and the rear window (AKA rear windshield) of vehicles in Nevada may be tinted to any darkness, including full privacy blackout tint such as you would expect on a limousine or livery vehicle.
Keep in mind that while darker window tints do reduce interior heat more than lighter tints, even very clear or transparent window tints block lots of solar heat (infrared light) and that even many transparent window films can reject 99% of the sun’s damaging and dangerouys UV light, so if you don’t like the look of dark window film you can still enjoy all the practical benefits of tinted car windows without the actual darker privacy tint.

Other Nevada Car Tinting Rules

Quite unlike you will find in most states where reflective window tint is restricted or outright banned, in Nevada mirrored or metallic window tint is completely legal under current tint law, so you can have windows with a flashy mirror finish that can greatly enhance the style of your vehicle while also rejecting even more solar energy.
At present, only two colors of window tint are illegal in Nevada: red and amber. All other tint colors are allowed, including silver, gold, and other metallic tints.
Dual side mirrors are required if your back window is tinted, but this aspect of the law is rarely notable, as few cars are without dual side view mirrors anyway. Also required is offical certification of any window tint manufactured, sold, or installed in Nevada. But while vendors of tint must certify it as legal in Nevada, you do not need to apply any stickers to your car proving your tint is legal.
Note that police officers and vehicle inspectors can use handheld and portable devices test window tint darkness/VLT on the scene, so a routine traffic stop may lead to even more fines if your tint is illegal. Fortunately, the state has a very flexible 7% darkness variance allowed without citation, so even if your window tint on front windows was tested to 28% VLT (or 7% darker than the legal 35% VLT), you could still be let off with a warning and without a ticket.
The state of Nevada’s window tint laws do allow for medical exemptions for darker tint than allowed by standard law if needed, so speak to a doctor if you feel darker front side window tint would be a benefit to protect your skin, eyes, or to assuage migraines, for example.
If you have any questions or concerns about legal window tint in Nevada you can reach out to the DMV or to a state government office for answers or you can check with a reputable window tinting shop, asking the professionals there about what window tint is legal in Nevada and what illegal car tint may end up getting you a ticket, the costs if which can quickly surpass the price of window tint in then first place.