Alberta Window Tint Laws

Canada window tint laws are different in each province, and this article provides all relevant information about window tinting laws in Alberta.

Alberta window tint laws overview:

  • Windshield: No tint allowed.
  • Front side windows: No tint allowed.
  • Back side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear window: Any darkness can be used only if vehicle has both left and right side rearview mirrors.

Alberta vehicle equipment laws prohibit installing window tint on the windshield and front side windows.

Any level of darkness can be used on back side and rear windows.

On windshields only glazing installed by car manufacturer is allowed, as are clear untinted frost shields or window stickers which do not impair the driver’s vision.

Other Alberta tint laws:

  • Reflective tint: Not allowed.
  • Side mirrors: Mandatory if rear window is tinted.
  • Medical exemptions: None.
  • Certificate requirements: None.
  • Tint sticker requirements: None.

Source: Alberta Vehicle Equipment Regulation, Section 69 – Window glazing (.pdf file, scroll to page 35; alternate link).

Car window tint laws in Canada

Each Canadian province has its own rules and regulations, and violating vehicle equipment laws can get you cited even when visiting other provinces.

See our main Canada Window Tint Laws page for an overview of car tinting laws for all provinces and to find out if Alberta Window Tint Laws can result in fines in the rest of Canada.