Quebec tint laws allow top 15cm or 6 inches of the windshield to be tinted. Front side windows can be tinted with 70% VLT. Back side windows and rear windshield can have any darkness.

Front Windshield

Top 15cm (6″)

Front Side Windows

70% VLT

Back Side Windows

Any darkness

Rear Windshield

Any darkness

Window tint laws Quebec are one of the more generous in Canada. Quebec tint laws are very specific and easy to understand, and don’t leave any room for interpretation.

Make sure only the top portion of your windshield is tinted. QC law makes it very clear this is only allowed on top 15 centimeters or 6 inches.

Front side windows can legally be tinted with aftermarket tint of 70% VLT. All windows behind driver can have any darkness.

Quebec Window Tint FAQ:

What is VLT percentage?

VLT or Visible Light Transmission determines how much light passes through tinting foil. For example 70% VLT film blocks 30% of total light from coming through.

Is reflective tint allowed in Quebec?

QC laws specifically prohibit using window tint film that has higher than normal reflection.

Are side mirrors required in Quebec?

Side mirrors (“side wings“) are required on vehicles only if rear windshield is tinted. This requirement is the same as in most other provinces and territories.

Are there any medical exemptions for window tint in Quebec?

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

Do tinted windows in Quebec require certificates or stickers?

By Quebec laws there are no special certificate or sticker requirements on tint film.

How much is the fine for illegal window tint in Quebec?

In Quebec getting caught with illegal tint makes you liable for a fine between $154 and $274. You may also need to undergo a vehicle inspection which can carry additional fines and surcharges.

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 data about legal Quebec tinting on the following:

  1. Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec – Quebec Road Safety – Motified Cars – Tinted Windows

Our information is always up to date and accurate with the help of our partnered local traffic law experts. Nevertheless, we always recommend verifying our data with official sources linked above. All info provided on our website is strictly for informational purposes, and should never be considered substitute for professional legal advice.

Last update: November 4, 2023.