NEW MEXICO WINDOW TINTING LAWS

Car window tinting laws in New Mexico were enacted in 1997. 

Window tint darkness in New Mexico

The percent of visible light allowed through your car windows is called VLT: Visible Light Transmission. The percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in New Mexico is very specific and different for sedan cars and SUV cars or vans.

Tint darkness for sedans:
Windshield:
 Non-reflective tint above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line or top 5 inches is allowed.
Front Side windows: Must allow more than 20% of light in.
Back Side windows: Must allow more than 20% of light in.
Rear Window: Must allow more than 20% of light in.

Tint darkness for SUV and vans:
Windshield:
 Non-reflective tint above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line or top 5 inches is allowed.
Front Side windows: Must allow more than 20% of light in.
Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Window tint reflection in New Mexico


Window tint can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. New Mexico window tint law permits a certain window reflection when using a tint so make sure you pay attention to this as well.

Tint reflection for sedans:
Front Side windows: 
No reflection permitted.
Back Side windows: No reflection permitted.

Tint reflection for SUV and vans:
Front Side windows: 
No reflection permitted.
Back Side windows: No reflection permitted.

Other New Mexico window tint rules and regulations:
New Mexico does have several other important laws, rules and regulations pertaining to window tinting. They include the following:
Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if any side or back windows are tinted.
Restricted Colors: Red, amber and yellow colors are not permitted.
Certificates: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on every tinted window.
Medical Exceptions: New Mexico allows medical exemptions for special tint.
Penalties: Petty misdemeanor with up to $75 fine.

Source: https://www.tinting-laws.com/new-mexico/
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