For passenger cars, the front side windows must allow at least 27% of outside light to pass through, while the rear side and back windows can be tinted to any darkness level. However, it's important to note that the combined VLT of the front and rear side windows must be at least 27%. This means that you cannot have darkly tinted rear windows if your front side windows are already tinted at the legal limit.
For SUVs, vans, and trucks, the front side windows must allow at least 27% of outside light to pass through, while the rear side and back windows can be tinted to any darkness level as long as the vehicle has outside rearview mirrors on both sides.
It's important to note that these laws apply to all vehicles registered in Colorado, including those from out of state. If you're pulled over and found to have illegal window tinting, you can be ticketed and required to remove the tinting.
It's also worth mentioning that medical exemptions are available for those with certain medical conditions that require increased protection from UV rays. To obtain a medical exemption, you'll need to have a prescription from a licensed physician and provide it to the Colorado Department of Revenue.
When it comes to home window tinting, the laws are a bit different. There are no specific laws regulating the darkness of home window tinting in Colorado. However, homeowners should be aware that overly dark tinting can violate zoning laws and restrict visibility from the outside. It's always a good idea to consult with a professional window tinting company to ensure that your home window tinting is both legal and effective.
In conclusion, if you're considering window tinting for your vehicle or home in Colorado, it's important to be aware of the state's laws regulating the darkness of window tinting. Failure to comply with these laws can result in tickets and fines. It's always best to work with a professional window tinting company that understands the laws and can provide guidance on legal and effective tinting options.
At Colorado Window Tinting, we specialize in providing high-quality window tinting services that comply with all state laws and regulations. Whether you're looking to tint your vehicle or home windows, our experienced team can help you choose the right tinting solution to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule a consultation.