New Mexico Window Tint Law New Mexico Tint Law Enacted: 1997
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 New Mexico
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In New Mexico, 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 or 5 inches, whichever ocmes first.|
|Front Side Windows||Must allow more than 20% of light in.|
|Back Side Windows||Must allow more than 20% of light in.|
|Rear Window||Must allow more than 20% of light in.|
HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN New Mexico
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 reference to reflectivity in the current law.|
|Back Side Windows||No reference to reflectivity in the current law.|
OTHER New Mexico RULES AND REGULATIONS
|Restricted Colors||No colors of tint are explicitly banned.|
|Side Mirrors||Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.|
|Certificate Requirements||Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using ceritified film.|
|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.|