Unlike other automotive glass surfaces, the windshield of a car is subject state and local regulations regarding whether or not it can be tinted.
South and West
Regions that receive the most amount of sun and glare generally have more lenient laws regarding the tint of the front windshield above the rearview mirror.
Above the Mirror
Even in northern areas, the strip running right below the roof (known as the AS1 line) can have a tint, depending on the state. For example, Vermont allows tint above the AS1 line while New Jersey does not.
Whatever rules govern the tint on a front windshield near you, the more practical concern is whether or not you can see out during all weather conditions.
Going Out of State
What's legal in your town or state may not be legal in other areas. It is up to law enforcement to decide whether to ticket you.
Contact Local Shops and Authorities
The people with the best understanding of tinting laws are going to be local police who have to enforce the codes and the local aftermarket shops that install them. As a last resort, check with nearby law enforcement to make sure any changes are legal.
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