Nevada Window Tint Laws With Exceptions [2021]

In Brief: Nevada Window Tint Laws

In Nevada, for sedans, SUVs, and vans, on the windshield, non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line. The front side windows must have minimum 35% tint darkness. The back side and rear side windows may have any tint darkness. Medical exemptions are provided. For more information, please check out the article below.

Protection from sunlight in as you drive can be obtained by window tinting as it reduces the intensity of sunlight and other lights entering your car, protecting you from the negative effects of sun rays. The tint also reduces visibility from outsiders, and gives security in legal cases.

The motor window tinting laws were enacted in Nevada in 1993. The Nevada Department of Public Safety provides guidance and regulates these laws.

In this article, we offer the latest window tint laws for cars in Nevada (NV).

This article is based on the latest guidelines and matches the policies at the Nevada Department of Public Safety and the International Window Film Association in March 2020.

Nevada Window Tinting Laws

Window tints provide sun defense for all kinds of cars. They are also used for protection due to medical conditions, and privacy.

The Visible Light Transmission (VLT) is the amount of tint darkness the car windows can have, measured in percentage.

It is defined as the percentage of light that a tint film can allow to go through your car windows.

A higher VLT allows more light to pass through the window, while a lower VLT allows a lesser amount of light.

The percentage of light allowed by law through your window in Nevada is determined by the type of the vehicle, be it a passenger or a multipurpose vehicle.

Tint Darkness for Sedans

The following are the tint darkness laws for sedans in Nevada.

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line of the windshield. The AS-1 line extends from the letters AS-1, found on most vehicle windshields, running parallel to the top of the windshield.
  • Front Side Windows: Minimum 35% of the outside light must be allowed inside. In other words, the windows are allowed up to 35% VLT or tint darkness.
  • Rear Windows: Any tint darkness can be used for these windows.
  • Back Side Windows: Any tint darkness can be used for these windows.

Tint Darkness for SUVs and vans

The following are the tint darkness laws for SUVs and vans in Nevada.

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line of the windshield.
  • Front Side Windows: Minimum 35% of the outside light must be allowed inside.
  • Rear Windows: Any tint darkness can be used for these windows.
  • Back Side Windows: Any tint darkness can be used for these windows.

Windows Tint Reflection Laws in Nevada

Reflective tint customization on your window reflects back the environmental light on the window, reducing the glare and heat inside the vehicle. Some states may or may not permit a reflective window tint.

Tint Reflections for Sedans

Here are the tint reflection laws for sedans in Nevada.

Front Side Windows: The state does not provide any laws related to reflective tints.
Back Side Windows: The state does not provide any laws related to reflective tints.

Tint Reflections for SUVs and vans

Here are the tint reflection laws for SUVs and vans in Nevada.

Front Side Windows: The state does not provide any laws related to reflective tints.
Back Side Windows: The state does not provide any laws related to reflective tints.

Other Window Tint Rules in Nevada

Please go through the additional rules in Nevada for passenger vehicles and MPVs about the manufacturer’s certificate, labels to identify legal exceptions, medical exemptions, and so on.

  • Side mirrors: Dual left and right side mirrors are required if the back side windows are tinted.
  • Certificates: Certification of the tinted film by manufacturers is required in Nevada. Please contact the manufacturer of the window tints to confirm their certification.
  • Tint Variance: The state of Nevada allows a light transmission tolerance of 7%.
  • Stickers: In Nevada, any sticker to identify certified tinting is not required.
  • Medical Exceptions: Nevada provides medical exemptions for special tints. Please see Exceptions to Window Tinting Laws.

Color Rules Related to Window Tints in Nevada

Your window tints can also be personalized with a colored tint. Some states may not allow all or some tint colors.

The state of Nevada restricts the colors RED and AMBER as tints. Other colors are allowed.

Exceptions to Window Tinting Laws in Nevada

If you have a medical condition that makes you sensitive to sunlight, you can apply for an exemption in many states of US and use a special tint instead of the one allowed by law.

The condition must require the driver or passenger to be shielded from the sun’s direct rays while driving.

The primary driver can apply for a medical exemption if they have a medical condition which requires the placement, installation, affixation, or application of transparent material on their windows.

The DO-200 form is required to be filled for the approval. The form states minimum 20% light transmittance for the windshield or any side or rear window.

The application requires certification from a physician.

The exemption must be renewed every four years. The letter of exemption must be carried in the vehicle at all times.

Penalty for Breaking Nevada Window Tinting Laws

Failure to comply with the above laws will result in the person charged with a window tint ticket that may or may not result in fines.

Summary

This article gives you the guidelines for window tints in the state of Nevada.

If you would like to provide comments or have any questions, please post them down below or email us.

While we keep our articles updated as per any revisions, we encourage you to contact your state department of public safety or Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.

Check other State’s window tint laws here>

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