The state of Colorado holds auto glass window tinting laws regulating which auto glass can be tinted and the opacity, or VLT, of the window tinting. Here are the window tinting regulations for each auto glass in Denver, Colorado.
The front windshield of any vehicle is allowed to have the top 4 inches of the auto glass tinted up with a VLT of 70% or higher.
Driver and Passenger Front Windows
Window tinting that has a minimum of 27% VLT is permitted.
Rear Side Windows and Rear Windshield
Colorado offers two options for the rear side windows of your vehicle. What you choose to do on the front windows will affect the rear side windows and the rear windshield.
If you tint the front windows, a VLT of 27% or higher is also accepted on the rear windows.
If you do not tint the front windows, any percentage of VLT is allowed on the rear windows. So, if you leave the driver and front passenger auto glass tint free, the back windows can be as opaque as you would like.
Auto Glass Window Tinting Color Restrictions
Colorado restricts the following for any VLT window tinting: metallic, mirrored, or any reflective effect, the color red, or the color amber. All other colors are permitted.
Other Colorado Window Tinting Laws
Colorado does not require film manufacturers to certify the film installed on your auto glass, nor do they require any stickers of verification. However, having that information on hand is always recommended.
There are no medical exemptions for Colorado’s auto glass window tinting laws.
Should you choose to apply any level of VLT window tinting, dual side mirrors are required for safety purposes.
Failing to comply with any Colorado auto glass window tinting laws could result in a Class B traffic infraction, a misdemeanor, or a fine of up to $5,000.00.