Virginia passed its prevailing laws and tint percentage information in 1999. Reston residents will want to verify the current data with their installer before proceeding to ensure their purchase is considered legal.
What Are Virginia’s Tint Darkness Rules for Sedans?
Window films and tints in Virginia cannot be considered a legal installation with more than 20% reflective qualities.
What Are Virginia’s Tint Darkness Rules for Vans and SUVs?
The rules for vans and SUVs in Virginia are similar to what passenger cars must follow. The only difference involves the back and rear windows of these vehicles.
Although film manufacturers aren’t required to certify their products, installer stickers are required.
You cannot have amber, yellow, or red window films installed on your vehicle in Virginia. A 7% tint variance is allowed, although enforcement is handled locally.
If any windows are tinted in the state, dual side mirrors are required.
Anyone failing to abide by the rules can result in a Class 3 misdemeanor for the first offense and Class 2 misdemeanors for subsequent issues.