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What You Need To Know About Window Tinting In New Jersey

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 30, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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You might remember several years ago when safety inspections used to be required in New Jersey. Many people would pull up for their inspection and roll down their two front windows hoping the inspector didn’t notice they were tinted since it would mean the inspection would fail. While the safety inspections no longer take place, it’s still not legal to have your windows tinted in New Jersey and we’ve explained what you need to know.

Is Window Tinting Illegal Since State Safety Inspections Aren’t Required?

We’ve seen a lot of tinted windows in our shop, so it’s a reminder to everyone that it’s still illegal to have your windows tinted. It’s especially not legal to have your windshield tinted, which we have seen periodically. If you decide to put tint on your windows, then just be aware that you could be pulled over by a police officer and could be issued a summons. 

How The Laws Of Window Tinting Work In New Jersey

Window tinting keeps your car more comfortable.There are some specific laws about window tinting in New Jersey you should be aware of before you get your windows tinted. You are allowed to have all of your back windows tinted, which include the driver side, passenger side, rear door windows, any windows behind that, and the rear glass window. Your front windows are only allowed to be tinted if you have a medical permit for it. You’ll need to go to your doctor and have a prescription written for the specialized tinting procedure so you’ll be legal if you want to have your front windows tinted. This does not apply to the windshield, which should never be tinted under any circumstances.

Avoid Being Ticketed Because Of Tinted Windows

You don’t want to have to go through the process of getting a ticket for having your windows tinted, 

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so it’s important to know the laws to prevent it from happening. The safest thing you can do is to not get your windows tinted at all, then you won’t have anything to worry about.

DeBoer’s Auto can help you with virtually anything you need related to your vehicle. For more tips and advice like this, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.


Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.