Oklahoma Window Tint Laws, Exceptions & Penalties

In Brief: Oklahoma Window Tint Laws

In Oklahoma, for sedans, SUVs, and vans, on the windshield, Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line or five (05) inches from the top of the windshield. The front side windows must have minimum 25% tint darkness. The backside and rear side windows of sedans must have minimum 25% tint darkness, while those in SUVs and vans may have any darkness. For more details, please check out the article below.

Adding a window tint to your car decreases the intensity of sunlight and other lights entering your vehicle, protecting you from glare and heat. The tint also reduces external visibility and provides security for multiple reasons.

Oklahoma enacted motor window tinting laws in 2005. The Oklahoma State Legislature standardizes these laws.

In this article, we offer the latest motor vehicle window tint laws for cars in Oklahoma (OK).

This article is based on the most recent guidelines and is in compliance with the authorities’ policies at the Oklahoma State Legislature and the International Window Film Association in March 2020.

Oklahoma Window Tinting Laws

Window tints for all cars [passenger and multipurpose vehicles (MPVs)] are used for various purposes such as protection from the sun, medical conditions, and privacy.

The Visible Light Transmission, or VLT, is the tint darkness the car windows can have. It is explained as the percentage of light that a tint film permits to go past your car windows. A higher VLT allows more light to pass through the window, while a lower VLT allows a lesser amount of light.

Your car type determines the percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in Oklahoma, be it a passenger or a multipurpose vehicle.

Tint Darkness for Sedans

Here are the tint darkness laws for sedans in Oklahoma.

Windshield: Non-reflective tint is permitted above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line of the windshield or five (05) inches from the windshield’s top if the AS-1 line is not present. The AS-1 line extends from the letters AS-1, found on most car windshields, that run parallel to the top of the windshield.
Front Side Windows: Minimum 25% of the outside light must be allowed inside. In other words, the windows are allowed up to 25% VLT or tint darkness.
Rear Windows: Minimum 25% of the outside light must be allowed inside.
Back Side Windows: Minimum 25% of the outside light must be allowed inside.

Tint Darkness for SUVs and vans

Here are the tint darkness laws for SUVs and vans in Oklahoma.

Windshield: Non-reflective tint is permitted above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line of the windshield or five (05) inches from the windshield’s top if the AS-1 line is not present.
Front Side Windows: Minimum 25% of the outside light must be allowed inside.
Rear Windows: Rear windows may have any tint darkness.
Back Side Windows: Back side windows may have any tint darkness.

Windows Tint Reflection Laws in Oklahoma

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

Tint Reflections for Sedans

Here are the tint reflection laws for sedans in Oklahoma.

Front Side Windows: The window tints must not cross 25% reflectiveness.
Back Side Windows: The window tints must not cross 25% reflectiveness.

Tint Reflections for SUVs and vans

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

Front Side Windows: The window tints must not cross 25% reflectiveness.
Back Side Windows: The window tints must not cross 25% reflectiveness.

Other Window Tint Rules in Oklahoma

Please note supplementary rules in Oklahoma for cars about the manufacturer’s certificate, labels to identify legal exceptions, medical exemptions, and so on.

Side mirrors: Left and right side mirrors are necessary if the back side windows are tinted.
Certificates: Certification of the tinted film by manufacturers is necessary in Oklahoma. Please check with your manufacturer if they are using state-certified tinting.
Stickers: In Oklahoma, any sticker to identify certified tinting is not required.
Medical Exceptions: Oklahoma provides medical exemptions for special tints. Please see Exceptions to Window Tinting Laws.

Color Rules Related to Window Tints in Oklahoma

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

The state of Oklahoma does not allow any colored tints.

Exceptions to Window Tinting Laws in Oklahoma

If you have a medical condition, you can apply for an exemption in the state of Oklahoma and apply a special tint, not the one allowed by law.

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

The operator of the vehicle or a habitual passenger should be diagnosed and the documented medical reason requires them to be shielded from the sun’s direct rays.

The side and rear windows are applicable for the exemption.

An application to the state department is required. A certification from a physician licensed in the state who has diagnosed or is treating the applicant is required.

An exemption letter from the Department of Public Safety, specific to the vehicle, is required at all times. The restrictions, medical aspects, or both need to be on the driver’s license.

Penalty for Breaking Oklahoma Window Tinting Laws

Failure to conform to the above laws will result in the person being charged with a misdemeanor.

The penalties are provided in the Oklahoma state legislature. It may lead to fines of an average of $500 or jail time.

Summary

Here, we have posted the guidelines for window tints in the state of Oklahoma. Comments or questions?

We appreciate your input, so please leave comments below or send us an email. While we keep our articles updated as per any amendments, we encourage you to communicate with your state department of transportation or DMV for more information.

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