Dark Tint, Heavy Fines: Understanding Window Tinting Tickets in Texas

Window tinting can offer many benefits, from increased privacy and glare reduction to improved energy efficiency. However, in Texas, there are specific laws regarding how much tinting is allowed on different windows of a vehicle, and violating these laws can result in hefty fines.


The Texas Transportation Code mandates that front side window tint must allow at least 25% of outside light to pass through, while the back side and rear windows can be tinted to any darkness level. Any level of tinting on the front windshield is only allowed along the top 5 inches of the glass or down to the AS-1 line, whichever comes first.


Violating these laws can result in a ticket and fine. The exact amount of the fine will depend on the county in which the violation occurred, but it can range from $100 to $250 for a first offense, and up to $500 for subsequent offenses. In addition to the fine, the driver may also be required to remove the illegal tinting and have the vehicle inspected to ensure compliance with the law.


It is important to note that the responsibility for complying with these laws falls on the vehicle owner, not the installer of the window tint. As such, it is crucial to do your research and ensure that any tinting being applied to your vehicle is in compliance with Texas law.


At San Antonio Window Tint, we understand the importance of following Texas’ window tinting laws, and we take great care to ensure that all of our installations are in compliance. Our team of experienced professionals uses only high-quality tinting films that provide maximum performance while still adhering to the state’s regulations.


Don’t risk getting a ticket for illegal window tinting. Contact San Antonio Window Tint today to learn more about our services and schedule a consultation. Or call us and we’ll help you find the perfect tinting solution that meets your needs and complies with the law.