There’s no doubt that cars with tinted windows look cool, but do you know the tint laws in Georgia? If you have tinted windows or plan to get your car windows tinted, you are in the right place. We’ve gathered all the legal information you need to know about Georgia window tint law.


First, Let me Explain What VLT Means?

VLT Visible Light Transmission is the percent of visible light that gets through your car windows. In other words, the lower the VLT%, the darker the tint gets. For example, 5 % would be a very dark tint. Furthermore, the state of Georgia has a different VLT% for front and back windows, as you can see below.


Legal Tint Limit in GA – Passenger Vehicles

  • Windshield: 32% VLT for the top 6 inches
  • Front side windows:   32% or more visible light transmission 
  • Backside windows: 32% or more visible light transmission 
  • Rear window: 32% or more visible light transmission 

Legal Tint Limit in GA – Multi-purpose Vehicles

  • Windshield: 32% VLT for the top 6 inches
  • Front side windows: 32% or more visible light transmission
  • Backside windows: Any  VLT %
  • Rear window: Any VLT %




Georgia Tint Laws –  Regulations


Georgia Window Tint Law –  Exemption

Below are the exemptions to Window Tint requirements.

  • Law Enforcement – Vehicles that are maintained by a law enforcement agency and used for law enforcement purposes.
  • limousines
  • Government vehicles 


Georgia Window Tint law- Medical Exemption

If the driver is required for medical reasons to be shielded from the sun’s direct rays, the driver must obtain a written certificate or letter from an optometrist.


Side mirrors 

no restrictions

Color Tint 

Red and Amber no permitted 

Window Tint Certification / Label

The state requires a label or certificate.


 FAQ –  Georgia window Tint Law

  • Can you tint your windshield in Georgia? yes, 32% VLT allowed for the top 6 inches
  • What is the Legal Tint in Georgia? It varies depending on the window and the vehicle. For more details, please check the infographic located on this page.
  • How dark can you tint your window in GA? any dark allowed for back-side and rear windows on multi-purpose vehicles only.



Benefits of  Window Tinting

Window tinting blocks up to 99% of the UV rays. The car interior cools by 60%. It also can help protect from ultraviolet radiation and help protect your car’s interior from cracking or fading and looking worn-out. Another great benefit is the level of privacy, which can prevent someone who walks by to peer inside.

Car Window Tint Cost

In general, the cost may vary; for example, a basic tint for a sedan car using the classic film can cost less than $150 per vehicle. However, suppose you want a top-quality film such as ceramic window tint. In that case, it can cost up to $400 per vehicle. Of course, all depend on different factors (number of windows, type of tint, warranty). On the other hand, a cheaper option for professional tinting services is a DIY tint kit, which usually costs less than $100.








Note: Keep in mind that Georgia tint laws can change daily and may be interpreted differently in your city or county. To be sure, we recommend double-checking our information with your local DMV or Law Enforcement Authorities.