Car Window Tinting in Alberta 

When it comes to window tints, depending on where you live, regulations may dictate if window tints are legal and, if they are, how dark they can be. In Alberta, there are a few other considerations drivers have to follow when it comes to their window tints.

Window tints have many benefits, including reducing glare, blocking UV rays, and maintaining privacy. However, before you get your windows tinted, it’s important to understand the tint laws in Alberta to avoid fines and legal issues. Here is everything you need to know about legal window tinting in Alberta.

First things first, yes, window tint is legal in Alberta, but the location and level of darkness are regulated. According to the Alberta Vehicle Equipment laws, it is illegal to tint your front windshield. You cannot tint your front driver’s side and passenger windows either. However, you can tint your back and side windows to any level of tint you’d like as long as you have left and right side mirrors.

When it comes to window tinting, percentages are used to indicate the level of darkness of the tint. The percentage is the amount of light that is allowed to pass through the tinted window, with lower percentages indicating a darker tint.

For example, a window tint with 50% means that only 50% of the light can pass through, while a 20% tint allows only 20% of the light to pass through. It’s important to note that different types of tint may have different levels of light transmission, even if they have the same percentage rating.

It’s essential to clearly understand what is and is not allowed in Alberta when it comes to your window tints. Failure to comply with these rules can result in fines. To recap, here is an overview of the Alberta window tint laws:

No tint is allowed on the windshield

No film is permitted on the front side windows

Any shade can be used on the back side windows

Any darkness can be used on the rear window only if the car has both the left and right side rearview mirrors.

When it comes to tinting or “glazing” your front windshield, unless it came that way and was installed by the car’s manufacturer, you cannot add it on. The only glazing permitted and allowed are clear, untinted frost shields or window stickers, as long as they don’t impair the driver’s vision.

There are other Alberta tint laws to keep in mind as well. A reflective tint is not allowed, and there are no medical exemptions, tint sticker requirements, or certificate requirements.

It’s important to note that these laws apply to all vehicles, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles. If you’re found in violation of these regulations, you could face a fine and be required to remove the tint from your windows.

In terms of cost, the price of window tinting in Alberta can vary based on the size of the vehicle and the type of tint you choose. It’s important to choose a reputable and licensed tint installer to ensure that the tint is applied correctly and meets legal requirements.

Window tinting is legal in Alberta, but there are regulations that must be followed. Front windshields and front side windows cannot be tinted, but back and side windows can be tinted to any level of darkness. Keep these laws in mind to avoid fines and legal issues, and choose a licensed installer to ensure your tint is applied correctly. Kimbros PPF & Tint can help you make the best decisions so you won’t have to peel off tint and waste your dollars. Book an appointment time with us today!