Bruno Wessel

Studded Snow Tire Regulations For Passenger Cars

Please be advised that laws governing the use of tire studs can vary from state to state and can change at any time.

Please consult your local highway transportation department for the most current legislation pertaining to the use of tire studs.

United States

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State Studded Tire Regulations
Alabama Rubber studs permitted; metal illegal
Alaska Permitted Sept. 16th to April 30th North of 60 degrees; Permitted Oct 1st to April 15th South of 60 degrees
Arizona Permitted Oct. 1 to May 1
Arkansas Permitted Nov. 15 to Apr. 15
California Permitted Nov 1st to Apr 30th.
Colorado Permitted year round
Connecticut Permitted from Nov. 15 to Apr. 30
Delaware Permitted Oct. 15 TO Apr. 15
District Of Columbia Permitted Oct 15th to Mar 15th.
Florida Studs that do not damage highway are permitted
Georgia Prohibited except for snow and ice driving conditions
Hawaii Prohibited
Idaho Permitted Oct 1st to Apr 30th. Emergency vehicles exempt.
Illinois Prohibited. Rural mail carriers permitted Nov. 15th to Apr 1st.
Indiana Permitted Oct. 1 to May 1
Iowa Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 1
Kansas Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 15
Kentucky Permitted
Louisiana Prohibited
Maine Permitted Oct. 1 to May 1
Maryland Prohibited except in western counties from Nov. 1 to March 31
Massachusetts Permitted Nov. 2 to April 30
Michigan Prohibited. Rubber studs permitted.
Minnesota Prohibited. Rural mail carriers permitted Nov. 15th to Apr 15th
Mississippi Prohibited
Missouri Permitted Nov. 1 to mar 31
Montana Permitted Oct. 1 to May 31
Nebraska Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 1
Nevada Permitted Oct 1st to Apr 30th
New Hampshire Permitted
New Jersey Permitted Nov. 15 to Apr. 1
New Mexico Permitted
New York Permitted Oct. 16th to Apr. 30th
North Carolina Permitted
North Dakota Permitted Oct. 15 to Apr. 15. School buses anytime
Ohio Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 15
Oklahoma Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 1
Oregon Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 1
Pennsylvania Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 15
Rhode Island Permitted Nov. 15 to Apr. 1
South Carolina Permitted if projection less than 1/16 when compressed
South Dakota Permitted Oct. 1st to Apr. 30th. School vehicles and fire vehicles exempt.
Tennessee Permitted Oct. 1 to Apr. 15
Texas Only studs that do not damage highway are permitted
Utah Permitted Oct. 15th to Mar. 31st
Vermont Permitted
Virginia Permitted Oct. 15 to Apr. 15
Washington Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 1
West Virginia Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 15
Wisconsin Prohibited. Rural mail carriers, emergency vehicles and school vehicles permitted Nov. 15th to Apr. 1st
Wyoming Permitted

Canada

Province Studded Tire Regulations
British Columbia Permitted Oct. 1 to Apr. 30
Alberta Permitted
Saskatchewan Permitted
Manitoba Permitted Oct. 1 to Apr. 30
Ontario Prohibited
Northern Ontario Aluminum body studs permitted Sep. 1st to May 31st
Quebec Permitted Oct. 15th to May 1st
New Brunswick Permitted Oct. 15 to Apr. 30
Nova Scotia Permitted Oct. 15 to Apr. 30
Prince Edward Isl Permitted Oct. 1 to May 31
Newfoundland Permitted Nov. 1 to Apr. 30
Yukon Permitted
Northwest Terr. Permitted