Memphis Window Tint Law

Posted: September 22, 2011 in Nitegator

Tennessee Tint Law Enacted: 1990

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

Windshield – Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield 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.
 
HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN TENNESSEE?

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. 

Front Side Windows  – No metallic or mirrored appearance.
Back Side Windows  – No metallic or mirrored appearance.
 
OTHER TENNESSEE RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors – No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
Side Mirrors – No restrictions.
Certificate Requirements – Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.

Sticker Requirements – The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on the driver’s side window.

Medical Exemption – State allows medical exemptions for special tint. 

For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.

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