Window Tint Removal
Have you been pulled over by the Maryland state police and told that you need to remove your window tint? That tint job cost a fair amount of money and now you’re being asked to have it removed. Why do you have to have this done?
Here is a list of reasons why the state police may have to ask you to do window tint removal.
A medical waiver
If you have a medical reason for needing to be protect from sunlight, you can obtain a medical waiver. You will need to get a medical certificate that has been given by a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Maryland.
The color of the tint
This applies to all vehicles. You may not use tint that is red, yellow, amber or mirrored (reflective).
You may tint your windshield, but not below the AS1 mark or 5 inches down from the top, whichever is less. The AS1 mark is an actual mark and is different on all types of vehicles. If you are unsure where the AS1 line is, please contact a Maryland state inspection station. If you have a medical waiver for tint, it does not include the tinting of your windshield. The Maryland state law applies to all windshields on all vehicles.
If you have a car
This included 2 doors, 4 doors and station wagons. All of the windows on these vehicles are subject to Maryland state law and must allow a minimum of 35% of the ambient light to be transmitted. The third brake light may not be covered by tint.
If you have a truck, SUV or van
Aside from the windshield, the only windows that are subject to Maryland state law are the windows directly to the left and directly right of the driver. They must meet the 35% light transmission threshold. You may tint the rest of the windows however you like.
If you have a limousine
You may not tint the windshield, the window directly to the left or directly to the right of the driver. The other windows are not subject to regulation.
If you have a commercial vehicle
This includes dump trucks, tow trucks, over road tractors and any commercial vehicle that is 10,001 pounds or more. The windshield, the window directly to the left and directly to the right of the drive must allow at least 70% of the light to be transmitted.
Trinity Tints does window tint removal
If the police have issued a Safety Equipment Repair Order, you can have your tint removed at Trinity Tints. We have reasonable rates starting as low as $40.00.
After the window tint removal process, you still must take your vehicle to any Maryland state inspection station to make sure that your vehicle meets state requirements.
This information is considered accurate, but it is not guaranteed to be. If you have any questions about Maryland state law, it is suggested that you read the law yourself, contact a Maryland state inspection station or the Maryland state police. Trinity Tints accepts no liability for the accuracy of this information.