Minnesota Window Tint Law Minnesota Tint Law Enacted: 1985
Window tinting laws vary from state to state and province to province. Before applying any window tinting materials, you should thoroughly review the appropriate state regulations as well as local enforcement policies to insure compliance with all applicable standards.
HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN Minnesota
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Minnesota, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.
|Windshield||No tint is allowed on the windshield.|
|Front Side Windows||Must allow more than 50% of light in.|
|Back Side Windows||Must allow more than 50% of light in.|
|Rear Window||Must allow more than 50% of light in.|
HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN Minnesota
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||Must not be more than 20% reflective.|
|Back Side Windows||Must not be more than 20% reflective.|
OTHER Minnesota 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.|