Alberta tint laws allow no tint on front windshield or front side windows. Back side windows and rear windshield can have any tint darkness.

Front Windshield

None allowed

Front Side Windows

None allowed

Back Side Windows

Any darkness

Rear Windshield

Any darkness

Window tint laws in Alberta are very specific, easy to understand, and leave nothing for interpretation.

Front windshield glazing installed by the window or car manufacturer is permitted. This includes untinted frost shields or window stickers which don’t impede driver’s vision.

Alberta Window Tint FAQ:

Is reflective tint allowed in Alberta?

Alberta laws specifically prohibit using window tint with higher than normal reflection.

Are side mirrors required in Alberta?

Side mirrors (sometimes referred to as side wings) are required on vehicles only if rear windshield is tinted.

Are there any medical exemptions for window tint in Alberta?

There are no medical exemptions for any kind of conditions which would allow for darker than normal window tint.

Does window tint in Alberta require certificates or stickers?

By Alberta laws there are no special certificate or stickers required on tint film.

VLT Preview:

Tint darkness preview is for illustrative purposes only. Actual results can vary. Tool courtesy of Car Tint Laws.

Sources & References:

You can verify all information about legal Alberta tinting on the following:

  1. Alberta Vehicle Equipment Regulation Section 69 – Window Glazing (see page 35) –

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Last update: November 4, 2023.