British Columbia tint laws allow only top 75mm or 3 inches of the windshield to be tinted. No tint is allowed on front side windows. Back side windows and rear windshield can have any darkness.

Front Windshield

Top 75mm (3″)

Front Side Windows

None allowed

Back Side Windows

Any darkness

Rear Windshield

Any darkness

Window tint laws in this Canadian province are very specific and easy to understand. You should always avoid tinting front windshield and front side windows with illegal tint. The laws leave very little for interpretation here, and any tint will be noticeable by law enforcement.

Make sure only the top portion of your windshield is tinted. BC law makes it very clear this is only allowed on top 75 millimeters or 3 inches.

British Columbia Window Tint FAQ:

Does British Columbia allow reflective tint?

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

Are side mirrors required in British Columbia?

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 British Columbia?

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

Do tinted windows in British Columbia require certificates or stickers?

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

Is it legal to install transparent film on windshields?

In British Columbia you are permitted to install clear, transparent and non-reflective tint on windshields or front side windows.

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 British Columbia tinting on the following:

  1. British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act Regulations Division 7 – Other Equipment, section 7.05 – Windshields and windows.

Our information is continuously kept up to date, but we always recommend verifying it with official sources. All info provided on our website is for informational purposes only and should not be considered substitute for professional legal advice.

Last update: November 4, 2023.