Window Tinting Regulations In Colorado

Window Tinting Regulations In Colorado

Window Tinting Laws In Colorado

Nicely tinted windows on vehicle make it look sleek and clean like no other accessory or addition can.   They are a beautiful accent to nearly any car or truck and serve a number of more pragmatic benefits too like UV protection and privacy.  However, there are limits to how much tint may be applied to a car window and these limits are established to ensure safety for you, your passengers and the community you live in.   Below is an outline of most of the Colorado tinting laws that likely apply to you.

Window Tinting Darkness:

  • Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
  • Front Side windows: Must allow more than 27% of light in.
  • Back Side windows: Must allow more than 27% of light in.
  • Rear Window: Must allow more than 27% of light in.

Window Tinting Reflectiveness:

  • Front Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.
  • Back Side windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Additional Window Tinting Regulations:

  • Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
  • Restricted Colors: The tint color(s) of RED and AMBER are not legal by state law.
  • Certificates: Film manufacturers don’t need to certify the film they sell in Colorado.
  • Stickers: State law recommends but does not require stickers to identify legal tinting.
  • Medical Exceptions: Colorado law does NOT allow medical exemptions that would allow you use special tint.


Always Choose A Window Tint Installer Who Knows Your States Regulations

At Scottish Window Tinting all of our installers are certified by the tinting manufacturers of the products they install.  As such they are well versed in the complex regulations of window tinting so you don’t have to be.  They adhere to the highest manufacturer standards of tinting application and compliance to the Colorado tinting laws.  If you have any questions on  the Colorado tinting laws or would like a free estimate on your vehicle, contact Scottish Window Tinting today!

For the past fifteen years, Mike Kinsey has been consulting on window tinting projects all across the United States. As the Operations Manager at Scottish Window Tinting, Mike strives to ensure that each and every customer is completely satisfied and personally oversees all projects from start to finish. His extensive background in project management and construction gives him unique perspective and insight which he brings to every job. Mike has sold and installed over 250,000 sq. ft. of window film and is an expert on all brands. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.