Michigan Automotive Tint Laws

Michigan Automotive Tint Laws

Michigan Vehicle Code 257.709 outlines Michigan Automotive Tint Laws regarding window film, graphics, and accessories installed on your vehicle.

According to Michigan automotive tint laws , a person shall not operate a motor vehicle with any of the following: A sign, poster, nontransparent material, window application, reflective film, or non-reflective film upon or in the front windshield, the side windows immediately adjacent to the driver or front passenger, or the sidewings adjacent to and forward of the driver or front passenger, except that a tinted film may be used along the top edge of the windshield and the side windows or sidewings immediately adjacent to the driver or front passenger if the material does not extend more than 4 inches from the top of the windshield, or lower than the shade band, whichever is closer to the top of the windshield.

A rear window or side window to the rear of the driver composed of, covered by, or treated with a material that creates a total solar reflectance of 35% or more in the visible light range, including a silver or gold reflective film.

The use of a non-reflective, smoked or tinted glass, non-reflective film, perforated window screen, or other decorative window application on the rear window or a side window to the rear of the driver.

A special window treatment or application determined necessary by a physician or optometrist, for the protection of a person who is light sensitive or photosensitive, if the owner or operator of a motor vehicle has in possession a letter signed by a physician or optometrist, indicating that the special window treatment or application is a medical necessity. However, the special window treatment or application shall not interfere with or obstruct the driver’s clear vision of the highway or an intersecting highway.

Keep in mind, It is up to YOU to:

  • Be an INFORMED consumer
  • Ensure YOUR vehicle meets all legal requirements
  • Obey the Law
  • Pay your fines on time to keep driving!!!

It’s important to know the Michigan Automotive Tint Laws. At TAG, we know the laws and will make sure your custom automotive window tinting solution is legal and compliant with Michigan laws.

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