Window Tint Standards can be found in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 37, Part 1, Rule 21.3.
Note: Windows immediately to the right and left of the driver that have less than 25% light transmission will fail inspection, regardless of the year model of the vehicle.
A medical exemption is required, only if the citizen needs tint on the two front windows darker than the 25% requirement.
Sunscreening devices can be applied to the windshield if all of the conditions below are met.
Sunscreening devices can be applied to the side windows to the right and left of the driver if the following conditions are met.
These windows are completely exempted from regulation under the Texas Transportation Code.
A sunscreening device can be applied to the rear window of the vehicle if the following conditions are met.
If a motor vehicle is not equipped with such mirrors then the rear window must meet the following standards:
Below are the exemptions to Window Tint requirements.
Motorists may request a medical exemption from the Texas Department of Public Safety by submitting an application and a signed statement or prescription from a licensed physician or licensed optometrist. This statement should state that it is his or her opinion that the exemption is necessary to safeguard the motorist’s health.
Note: If a motorist with an exemption needs to remove or add another vehicle/VIN# to their current exemption or update their address, please complete another application with the requested revisions and submit the application either online or by fax or mail. Once we receive it, we’ll then make the revisions in the database, scan the updated application in the motorist’s file and will then mail out a revised exemption certificate to the motorist.
Medical Exemption Application
(You MUST type or fill out clearly. If not, there may be a delay in processing)
Note: The medical exemption allows motorists to place a darker tint on the front side windows and the upper portion of the front windshield (top 5 inches or above the AS-1 line, whichever is less). The exemption does not, however, allow a motorist to place a sun screening device on the rest of the front windshield.
The language of 547.609 of the Texas Transportation Code was interpreted by the Department as requiring one label for each vehicle regardless of how many windows had sunscreening devices applied to them. As a result, in Chapter 21 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), TXDPS requires that only one label be attached to the rearmost, bottom corner of the driver’s side window of the vehicle. The passenger side is optional. The content of the label shall include “Complies with TRC Chapter 547” (or “Complies with TTC 547.613 (b)” which is currently utilized). Any other information on the label, including the installer’s name, is optional.