Nova Scotia Window Tint Laws

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

Nova Scotia window tint laws overview:

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

In Nova Scotia you may not use any tint on windshield and front side passenger windows.

NS law does not restrict tinting back side windows nor the rear window, therefore our interpretation is that all tint darkness levels are permitted.

Other Nova Scotia tint laws:

  • Reflective tint: No specific restrictions, not advisable.
  • Side mirrors: No specific requirements.
  • Medical exemptions: None.
  • Certificate requirements: None.

Violating Nova Scotia vehicle equipment laws and having unlawful car window tint typically results in a fine of $109 – $227.

You will also receive an order to have it removed, and not complying with it can result in another $595 fine.

Source: Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, Standards of Vehicle Equipment Regulations (Section 200).

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.