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Ask HPD: Vehicle Tint

08/13/2014


Q. What is the maximum legal tint? Can you tint the front windshield?

A. Tinted windows help block the sun and reduce glare and heat, but there are some requirements that need to be met. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 205 is the standard used to measure tint in Hawaii. Annual safety inspections measure vehicle tints and noncompliance can result in failing the safety inspection. Violating the tint law carries a fine of $287.

View HRS 291-21.5

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