Window Tint Laws in Kentucky

Kentucky Window Tint Law
For Automotive Window Tinting.
Kentucky Tint Law Enacted: 1994

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Kentucky, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the film only.


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 35% of light in.
Back Side Windows Must allow more than 18% of light in.
Rear Window Must allow more than 18% of light in.

How Reflective can the tint be in Kentucky?

Similar to sun-glass 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 not be more than 25% reflective.
Back Side Windows Must not be more than 25% reflective.

Other Kentucky Rules and Regulations

Restricted Colors
No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
Side Mirrors
No restrictions.

Certificate Requirements

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

Kentucky Auto Window Tinting Laws