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South Dakota Window Tint Law South Dakota Tint Law Enacted: 1989

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 South Dakota

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In South Carolina, 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 20% of light in.
Rear Window Must allow more than 20% of light in.

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN South Dakota

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 South Dakota RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
Side Mirrors
Certificate Requirements No restrictions.
Sticker Requirements Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using ceritified film.
Medical Exemption The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.