Tinting Laws in Ohio

Posted by Robert Misener on 23rd May 2022

Tinting Laws in Ohio

Are you tinting your vehicle and want to know the tinting laws in Ohio. Tinting laws vary state by state and Ohio is no exception. There are specific rules governing how you tint your windows and it is important to understand these differences when selecting tinting options for your vehicle. Whether it be regulations on window tint darkness, window tint reflection, or other important guidelines, it is important to be aware of tinting laws in Ohio.

There are specific regulations regarding window tint darkness in Ohio. For windshields, non reflective tint is allowed on the top five inches of the windshield. The front side windows must allow 50% of the light in. As for the backside and rear windows, any amount of darkness can be applied. 

There are also specific regulations in Ohio regarding reflection. For front side and back side windows, no reflecting materials can be used. 

There are additional important guidelines in addition to those on darkness and reflection. There are no restrictions, for example, on side mirrors. In addition, you can use any variety of color of tint you want. Your film also needs to be certified, so be sure to ask the supplier if their window film is certified. If you are wondering if medical exemptions override any regulation, the answer is no, special tint will not be granted for those with medical issues. In regards to penalties, the misdemeanor fine for illegal window tinting will cost you around $120. 

Finally, Ohio laws may vary depending on your country. It is important to check with the DMV or a member of law enforcement if you have any questions regarding your local regulations. Also if you are traveling across state lines, be sure to know the regulations of the state you are visiting.