On Nov. 28, 2016 legislation was passed into law requiring testing of window tint as part of NY States annual vehicle safety inspection. The law took effect on Jan. 1, 2017 and the DMV prepared emergency regulations to be in compliance with the new law.
Overview of the testing
The inspector is not required to test for tint if it is obvious that there is no window tint. However, he is responsible for ensuring the standards spelled out below.
1992 and Newer
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Top 6", any tint OK Below 6", must be 35% or more VLT
All front side windows
Must be 35% or more VLT
Side rear windows
Do not require testing
Any vehicle without dual rear view mirrors must be 35% or more VLT
Overview of the tint meter
Stations solely licensed as group 1B, 2B, or 3 (i.e.. trailer and/or
motorcycle) are not required to perform window tint testing or to acquire
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The NYS DMV window tint notifications to inspection facilities
The DMV has provided inspection facilities with several notifications about the window tint regulations. PDF versions of these notifications are below, please click on the links to view them
|NYSVIP notification 223, 12/19/2016||NYSVIP notification 226, 12/27/2016|
|NYSVIP notification 224, 12/19/2016||NYSVIP notification 227, 12/27/2016|
|NYSVIP notification 225, 12/27/2016||NYSVIP notification 228, 12/27/2016|
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