11 CSR 30-7.010 - Motor Vehicle Window Tinting Permits

PURPOSE: This rule establishes procedures for the issuance of motor vehicle window tinting permits as authorized by section 307.173, RSMo.

(1) An applicant, upon proper presentation of a prescription issued by his/her physician stating s/he has a serious medical condition requiring its use, may be issued a permit (SHP-524) to operate a motor vehicle with a front side wing vent or window that has a sun screening device that has a light transmission of less than thirty-five percent (35%).
(2) Persons requiring such permit will:
(A) Obtain a prescription issued within one (1) year of application, from his/her physician indicating s/he has a serious medical condition that requires vehicle window tinting with less than thirty-five percent (35%) light transmission applied to the front side vent(s) or window(s);
(B) Present the prescription and the vehicle for which the permit is to be issued to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Motor Vehicle Inspection Division;
(C) If a permit for more than one (1) vehicle is requested, only one (1) prescription is required. All vehicles must be presented.
(3) The certifying officer or motor vehicle inspector will:
(A) Verify the physician's prescription for authenticity;
(B) Complete an SHP-524 form in triplicate, utilizing the vehicle presented to fill in the applicable blanks on the form;
(C) Affix the sticker to the inside of the windshield, on the lower left side, slightly above where the inspection sticker should be affixed. Affix the decal to the outside of the lower left corner of the rear glass or left corner of the rear bumper, at the vehicle owner's option;
(D) Provide the applicant with the appropriate copy of the form and instruct him/her to maintain the copy in the vehicle at all times.
(4) The window tinting permit will remain valid during the current ownership of the vehicle. To obtain a replacement permit, the procedures outlined in sections (2) and (3) will be followed.
(5) Window tinting permits issued prior to August 28, 2001, which allowed a vehicle to be operated with vision reducing material in excess of thirty-five percent (35%) applied to the windshield, front side vents and front side windows pursuant to a physician's prescription are considered to be valid for the purpose of this rule.


11 CSR 30-7.010
AUTHORITY: section 307.173, RSMo Supp. 2002.* Original rule filed Sept. 8, 1987, effective Dec. 12, 1987. Amended: Filed Aug. 18, 1989, effective Nov. 26, 1989. Emergency amendment filed Aug. 26, 1994, effective Sept. 5, 1994, expired Jan. 2, 1995. Emergency amendment filed Jan. 3, 1995, effective Jan. 13, 1995, expired March 29, 1995. Amended: Filed Aug. 26, 1994, effective March 30, 1995. Rescinded: Filed Aug. 15, 2001, effective Feb. 28, 2002. Emergency rule filed Feb. 20, 2002, effective March 4, 2002, expired Aug. 30, 2002. Readopted: Filed Feb. 20, 2002, effective Aug. 30, 2002.

*Original authority: 307.173, RSMo 1985, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002.

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