Don’t Get Burned By The Law Madison. Here’s what you need to know about Automobile Window Tint…
HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN WISCONSIN?
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Wisconsin, 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 50% of light in.
Back Side Windows – Must allow more than 35% of light in.
Rear Window – Must allow more than 35% of light in.
HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN WISCONSIN?
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 – No reference to reflectivity in the current law.
Back Side Windows – No reference to reflectivity in the current law.
OTHER WISCONSIN RULES AND REGULATIONS
Restricted Colors – No colors of tint are explicitly banned.
Side Mirrors – Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.
Certificate Requirements – Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.
Sticker Requirements – No sticker to identify legal tinting is required.
Medical Exemption – State allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.