Can You Tint Front Windows or Windshields in Alberta?

The rules about the window tint on your vehicle is under the ”Window Glazing” section of the Alberta Vehicle Equipment Regulation. It discusses front side windows as well as the windshield.

Can you tint your front windows or windshield in Alberta? It is illegal to tint your windshield or front side windows in Alberta. Any tint must remain the same as originally intended by the manufacturer.

Here is the exact quote from the Alberta Vehicle Equipment Regulation:

Window glazing
70(1) A person shall not install, replace or cover the window
glazing in a windshield or in a left or right side window of a motor vehicle that is beside or forward of the driver with a transparent, translucent or opaque material.


Can You Tint Your Rear Window or Rear Side Windows in Alberta?

You can legally tint your rear side windows, but you can not tint your back window unless you have side mirrors to adequately see beside and behind you.

In Summary

  • You can not legally tint your windshield or your front side windows. They must be the same as how they were manufactured.
  • You can legally tint the side windows in the back.
  • You can not tint the back rear window unless you have mirrors on both sides.