Hawaii State Tint Law

Enacted: 1989

How dark can window tint be in Hawaii?

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

  • Windshield: Must allow more than 70% of light in.
  • Front Side Windows: Must allow more than 35% 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 Hawaii?

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 metallic or mirrored appearance.
  • Back Side Windows: No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Other Hawaii Rules & 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 law does NOT allow medical exemptions that would allow you use special tint.

We offer an assortment of window film options, and can help guide you to a film that fits your indvidual needs.

Window tinting laws vary from state to state and province to province. Before applying any window tinting materials, you should thoroughly review the appropriate state regulations as well as local enforcement policies to insure compliance with all applicable standards.