Tint-Zone

Window Tinting in Kansas City, Mo

HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN MISSOURI?

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Missouri, 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 35% of light in.

Back Side Windows - Any darkness can be used.

Rear Windows - Any darkness can be used.

HOW REFLECTIVE CAN THE TINT BE IN MISSOURI?

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 not be more than 35% reflective.

Back Side Windows - Must not be more than 35% reflective.

OTHER MISSOURI 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.

Kansas Tint Laws Enacted 1987

HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN KANSAS?

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Kansas, 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 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.

Front Side Windows - No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Back Side Windows - No metallic or mirrored appearance.

OTHER KANSAS RULES AND REGULATIONS

Restricted Colors - The tint color(s) of RED are not legal by state law

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 - State law recommends but does not require stickers to identify legal tinting. 

·  Percentage Numbers represent amount of light transmission.
Example : 35% means 35% light transmission.
Also known as VLT or Visible Light Transmission.

·  Film - Amount of light that is required to pass through window film.
Example : 35% Film means that the film must pass through at least 35% visible light.

·  Net - Amount of light that is required to pass both the car window and the tint film.

·  MPV - A vehicle such as a recreation vehicle such as a pickup truck including GMC Suburbans, Nissan Pathfinders, Extra Cab Trucks

·  When info is given, it is in the format of :
Windshield / Front Side Windows / Rear Side Windows / Rear-Back Window / Year Passed
Where :
NO - No Film is Allowed
ANY - Any degree of tinting is allowed
AS-1 - On the windshield, there is a mark that says "AS-1" toward the top that defines that the tint cannot go below.
UnDef - Nothing defined in the law.
FMVSS 205 - A regulation that is found in the Code of Federal Regulation. The regulation is found in 49 CFR 571.205
35 % Film - Light that is measured on the film alone
35 % Net - Light that is measured both through the film and car window
Example
4 inches / 35 % Film / 15 % Net / 5 % Net / 1994
A tint brow on the windshield cannot go no lower than 4 inches, 35% film may be applied to the front side windows, 15% light must go through the combined window film and windows for the rear side windows and 5 % light transmission is required on the rear back window and film combined. The year 1994 is the year that the law went into effect.