Quebec Window Tint Laws

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

Quebec window tint laws overview:

  • Windshield: Top 15cm (6 inches) may be tinted.
  • Front side windows: Must have over 70% VLT (blocks less than 30% of light in).
  • 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 Quebec you are allowed to tint only the top portion of the windshield up to 15 centimeters.

Front side windows may be tinted but must pass through 70% or more light.

There are no tinting restrictions and any level of darkness can be used on back side windows.

You can use any tint percentage on your rear window as well, however in that case in Quebec and most other provinces in Canada your vehicle must have exterior rear view mirrors.


If a police officer issues a ticket for illegal window tint, you will be required to pay a $154 to $274 fine for passenger vehicles.

This fine increases up to $525 for heavy vehicles.

Once you are issued a ticket you will be required to have your vehicle inspected by a road vehicle inspection agent.

Failure to undergo an inspection makes you liable for a $438 to $865 fine.

Other Quebec 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: Quebec Road Safety – Tinted 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.