DC DMV will issue you a waiver if you have a medical condition requiring protection from sunlight or bright artificial light. The Vehicle Tint Waiver Request Form, which requires a physician statement, authorizes you to equip your vehicle with window tinting films or applications that exceed the regulatory limit as indicated on the form. Waivers are issued in the name of the person with the condition and are valid as long as the person has the condition or until the vehicle is sold. The Vehicle Tint Waiver Request form is available at the link below:
You should obtain the waiver before adding the tinting.
To apply for a waiver, the person with the medical condition must submit a completed Vehicle Tint Waiver Request Form to the DC DMV Inspection Station. You may also fax this form to (202) 645-3210.
Also exempt from the tinted windows restrictions are:
- Church-owned vehicles
- Vehicles with tinted windows installed by the manufacturer prior to purchase
If you are not exempt or in possession of a waiver, the DC DMV Inspection Station will verify whether your vehicle’s windows are within the tint thresholds established by DC law.