South Carolina Window Tint Law

South Carolina Window Tint Law

South Carolina Tint Law Enacted: 1992
Window Tint VLT Shades
HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In South Carolina, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.

Windshield

Non-reflective tint is allowed along the top of the windshield above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.

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.

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting film contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.

Front Side Windows

Must be non-reflective, state law is not specific about what this means.

Back Side Windows

Must be non-reflective, state law is not specific about what this means.

OTHER SOUTH CAROLINA RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors

The tint color(s) of RED AMBER YELLOW are not legal by state law.

Side Mirrors

Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.

Certificate Requirements

Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using ceritified film.

Sticker Requirements

The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on each tinted window.

Medical Exemption

State allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.

NOTICE:

Although the state has set forth these general laws regarding automotive window tint, individual districts within the state may implement their own regulations other than the state law.

If you are unsure about what the local law is within your state it is always best to contact the local police department and ask before applying window tint to your vehicle.

This page is provided as a reference only and is not legal advice. Laws can change with or without notice. Contact your local law enforcement agency to confirm the current laws within your state and/or local area.