District of Columbia Window Tint Law

District of Columbia Tint Law Enacted:

How dark can window tint be in District of Columbia

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In District of Columbia, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.

Sedan
SUV or Van
Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top inches of the windshield.
Must allow more than 70% of light in.
Any darkness can be applied inches from the top of the window.
Must allow more than 50% of light in.

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA?

Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting film contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.

Sedan
SUV or Van
Must not be more than % reflective.
Must not be more than % reflective.

Other District of Columbia Rules and Regulations

Restricted Colors
Yes
The tint color(s) of are not legal by state law.
Side Mirrors
State law is not clear.
Certificate Requirements
Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.
Sticker
Yes
Medical Exemption
Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.