Tint Exemptions



Everything You Need To Know

The new Window and Windscreen Tint Regulations provides for Exemptions, which falls into two categories:
  1. Medical Exemption
  2. General Exemption:  IndividualsProtective Services and Security Agencies/Companies
1. Medical Exemptions
This applies to persons suffering from a medical condition which renders the individual susceptible to harm or injury from exposure to sunlight.
The approved medical conditions for a tint exemption are as follows:
(a) albinism;
(b) chronic actinic dermatitis/actinic reticuloid;
(c) dermatomyositis;
(d) lupus erythematosus;
(e) porphyria;
(f) xeroderma (pigmentosa) pigmentosum;
(g) severe drug photosensitivity, provided that the course of treatment causing the photosensitivity is expected to be of prolonged duration;
(h) photophobia associated with an ophthalmic or neurological disorder; or
(i) any other condition or disorder causing severe photosensitivity in which the individual is required for medical reasons to be shielded from the direct rays of the sun.

2. General Exemptions
This applies to  :
(a) Persons who have specialised use of a vehicle.
(b) Vehicles that are required to ensure the safety and security of occupants.

How To Apply For An Exemption?

Persons who desire an exemption are required to complete the Tint Exemption Application Form and submit to the Transport Commissioner along with the necessary supporting documents along with a proof of address.
Tint Exemptions Application forms can be downloaded via the Ministry of Works and Transport’s website www.mowt.gov.tt or click here

The completed Tint Exemption application form and supporting documents are to be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed and delivered to:
The Transport Commissioner
Southern Main Road, Caroni
Trinidad and Tobago

Note: Applications should be signed by the registered owner(s) of the motor vehicle (if different from the applicant) and dated accordingly.

Validity Of An Exemption Certificate

In the case of a person, an exemption certificate is valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of issue or renewal.
In the case of a public body or authority, the exemption certificate is valid for any period determined by the Licensing Authority.
Holders of exemption certificates are required to have the certificate in the vehicle at ALL times and produce it upon request by law enforcement officers. Failure to do is a traffic violation and can result in the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice (Traffic Ticket)  
Exemption Certificates will ONLY apply to the vehicle(s) issued.

 Void Exemption Certificates

An exemption certificate shall immediately become void under the following conditions

Sale or transfer of the vehicle specified in the certificate;
(b) The vehicle being destroyed or rendered permanently unserviceable; and
(c) The death of the person specified in the certificate  

 Conditions Of Use For Approved Exemption Certificates

 A holder of an exemption certificate must–
(a) Have the certificate in the vehicle at all times; and
(b) Upon request by a constable in uniform, produce the certificate for inspection  

An Exemption Certificate Is Non-Transferable