When most people think of window tinting, they usually just think about the aesthetic and practical applications of tint. However, there are also certain legalities that motorists need to consider. Not all types of tint and placements of tint are legal. In the state of New Jersey, there are very specific rules for how motorists can apply tint.
New Jersey’s Laws About Tint on Cars
New Jersey does not ban all tint, but it has laws about which windows of a car can have a tint. Neither the windshield or the front side windows of a vehicle are allowed to have any sort of tint. However, people are allowed to use tints on their back side windows and their rear window. Any level of darkness is permitted for the tint that is placed on these windows.
Laws for SUV and Van Tint in New Jersey
New Jersey has the same laws for tint regardless of what type of vehicle the tint is applied to. Just like laws for sedan tint, other types of vehicle cannot have a tint on the windshield or front side windows, but they are allowed to use any darkness of tint on the rear windows and any back side windows.
Mirrored Tint Laws
Keep in mind that the above laws are only about regulating types of tint that impairs light transmission. When it comes to tint that reflects light and has a mirrored tint, there are some additional laws. Vehicle owners cannot have a tint with a mirrored or metallic look on either their front side or back side windows. It is only permissible on rear windows.
Exceptions to New Jersey Tint Laws
While there are restrictions in place for window tinting, there are some possible ways for car owners to avoid having to comply with these laws. If the vehicle is driven by or used to drive a person who has some sort of photosensitivity issue, they can get a tint. They will need to apply to the MVC with proof of their skin or eye condition, and once they have permission, they can put a tint or mirrored tint on any windows or windshields in the vehicle.