If you break Maine`s dyeing laws repeatedly, you can be held liable for much more. Multipurpose vehicles have slightly different rules under Maine law, but just like passenger cars, only the top five inches of the windshield can be tinted. The front and rear windows can be tinted up to 35%, which means they have 75% transparent visible light, and the rear window can also be tinted up to 35%. If your windshields measure less than 35% VLT, you will not pass the inspection. In this case, you must have the film removed from the windshield. This is not something we recommend you do yourself. We have special tools and techniques to remove leaves and are happy to help you with this for a small fee. If the illegal window film is removed, we can reinstall the legal window film. I would recommend that you check the rules and regulations of the window tint laws imposed by your state or country if you are not a resident of Maine. Tinting the vehicle`s windows is one of the best ways to make your car, truck or SUV safer, and this applies both to you as the driver and to the protection of the vehicle itself. By reducing the glare of sunlight during the day and headlights at night, tinting car windows makes you a safer driver, and reducing damage from warm infrared sunlight and fading UV light, vehicle tint protects your vehicle`s cabin from long-term deterioration. In Maine, car window tint laws are generally rather permissive, allowing a private vehicle owner to apply countless types and shades of window tints to most of the car`s glass surfaces.
But there are some restrictions and window tint violations in Maine can result in severe penalties, so it`s important that you know the tinting laws in Maine to stay on the safe side. Maine`s window tint laws are different for cars and for trucks, SUVs, and vans, so we`ll look at passenger cars and larger vehicles separately. But in both categories, one statistic remains paramount: the transmission of visible light. Usually abbreviated to VLT letters, visible light transmission is the measure of how much light a window (e.g. a tinted window) lets through. The darker the shade, the lower the number of VLTs, so a 25% VLT window is darker than a 35% VLT tinted window, which is darker than a 45% VLT shade, and so on. Maine`s window tint laws allow for a rather dark window tint on most vehicle windows, but the rules don`t allow for a deviation below the minimum values listed (as found in many states), so be sure to have your windows tested before driving your vehicle on public roads. because the police can test VLT in real time and issue tickets at any traffic stop. The color test is free! If you succeed, the cost of the color certificate is only $15 and does not need to be renewed.
If you fail, there is no fee and we can discuss the different options available to you. If you decide to tint your windows, you should be aware of some other aspects related to the law of Maine. It is important that you get documents from your doctor to check if you have these types of conditions and need special permission to tint your windows darker. In this article, I`ll give you a full breakdown of how the hue should be reflective or how dark the hue is allowed by Maine law, as well as other mandatory details. Because Maine law often changes when it comes to color standards, it`s especially important to keep abreast of this type of legislation. You can attach these laminate window films to your vehicle`s windows, more than the permitted proportion of darkness and hue reflection, if you have a valid point as a medical reason. I tinted my windows in a different condition, will they pass the inspection in Maine? If you want to get a medical exemption for window tinting in Maine, there are a few things you need to do. First of all, you need to know if the tint of your glass counts as an accessory. If this is the case, you will need to prove that the tint is necessary for your health and safety. Next, you must submit an application to the Department of Health and Social Services (DHHS). Finally, you will have to pay the appropriate fees. You can be paused in Maine to tint windows, and vehicle tint laws are enforced throughout the state.
Reflective tint is popular because it can keep your car cooler and reduce glare, so many people apply it to their vehicles. Maine has no specific shades against the law, only shades of hue, so you can feel your windows free to color any shade you want. As mentioned earlier, Maine`s windshield hue laws are the same for trucks, vans, and SUVs as they are for cars, with a 35% non-reflective VLT tint allowed up to the AS-1 line. But for other windows, the laws differ depending on the location. Front side windows for SUVs, trucks, and vans in Maine are limited to the same 35% non-reflective SUV or a lighter hue than cars, but the rules for rear windows are much more permissive. The rear side windows, i.e. all behind the driver and the passenger seat of the shotgun, can be tinted in the desired darkness, including full blackout vaccination seen on a sedan or other vehicle. This dark hue may still not be reflective or metallic, but it can create a dark, elegant look and block the view completely, while significantly reducing the heat inside and almost completely rejecting UV light. The rear window (or rear windshield) can also be tinted in the dark, although only a non-metallic and non-mirror tint is allowed. This dark shade, which is allowed on most of the vehicle`s windows, is ideal for the family who wants privacy for children, for painting workshops and to block the view of objects in the car from prying eyes while parked. In most cases, tint violations are only considered minor violations of the law, so you`ll likely face a small fine or fee.
The tint of windows can reduce flames and heat and detect incident light. Under Maine`s Windows Act, some window reflections are allowed, so be sure to give it your well-deserved attention as well. If your vehicle is registered in the State of Maine and the driver`s and passenger`s front windows are tinted, you will need a valid Certificate of Conformity from the State of Maine for window tint materials. If one of these certificates was not issued to you at the time of installation, or if you tinted the vehicle in another condition, you must pass a tint test to obtain one. The reflective tint can actually affect other drivers, especially on sunny days, making it more entrenched in law. Maine residents are allowed to have their windshields and windows tinted. However, certain rules must be followed to obtain a glass tint. Maine`s window tint laws were ratified in 1989, which included exclusive ordinances. Be sure to follow these rules rigorously if you plan to use window shades in Maine. Maine first enacted automatic window tinting laws in 1989, and in the decades since, the rules have changed several times as new dye products and applications appear, so check Maine`s dyeing laws regularly to make sure you follow them.
Note that if you have applied a window tint to the rear window, your vehicle must have side mirrors on both sides of the vehicle that are in good condition. And to be clear, reflective tint is prohibited for all windows of all types of vehicles. However, Maine`s hue law is quite permissive when it comes to color hue: no window hue color is prohibited by current Maine law, so even red, yellow, and amber tones, which are banned in many states, are allowed on Maine-registered vehicles. Maine law allows medical exceptions to window tint. You can contact the Maine State Police Chief`s Office to request a medical shade exemption if you think you need a darker shade than what is legally allowed to protect you from sun damage to your skin, eyes, or other needs.