Newfoundland and Labrador Window Tint Laws

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

Newfoundland and Labrador window tint laws overview:

  • Windshield: No tint permitted.
  • Front side windows: No tint permitted.
  • Back side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear window: Any darkness can be used.

Newfoundland vehicle equipment laws prohibit installing window tint on the windshield and front side windows that does not conform with Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

This Act may technically allow up to 70% VLT (block no more than 30% of light), but we do not recommend tinting front side windows or windshields.

Back side and rear windows do not have any tinting restrictions.

Furthermore Newfoundland and Labrador laws allow clear non-tinted frost shields or window stickers which do not impair the driver’s vision.

Newfoundland & Labrador law does not specifically require external rear view mirrors, however in most of Canada’s provinces these are required if rear window is glazed with tinting film.

Other Newfoundland tint laws:

  • Reflective tint: Not allowed.
  • Side mirrors: No requirements.
  • Medical exemptions: None.
  • Certificate requirements: None.
  • Tint sticker requirements: None.

Penalties for unlawful car tint involve a fine of $23 – $52, but you may also incur additional costs.

Source: Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation (Highway Traffic Act, Licensing and Equipment Regulations, 38. Window Glazing).

Consolidated Regulations of Canada – Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations: Glazing Materials – 205 (1)

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards – Glazing Materials – S5.7.4

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.