British Columbia Window Tint Laws

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

British Columbia window tint laws overview:

  • Windshield: Top 75mm (3 inches) may be tinted.
  • 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 rear view mirrors.

In British Columbia you are allowed to tint only the top portion of the windshield up to 7.5 centimeters.

Front side windows may not be tinted, but any level of darkness can be used on windows behind the driver.

Rear window can be tinted with any level of darkness, however in that case in BC and the most of Canada your vehicle must have exterior rear view mirrors.

Note: installing clear UV filter film is not prohibited and does not require special medical exemptions (source).

Other British Columbia 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: British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, Division 7 – Other Equipment, section 7.05 – Windshields and windows.

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.