Studded Tires (Click here for Canada)

United States

Alabama

Studded tires are permitted at all times with rubber studs. Metal studs are permitted only during bad weather.

Alaska

Studded tires are permitted, but with rubber studs and only in the following locations and times: September 16 to April 30 north of 60 degrees N; October 1 to April 14, south of 60 degrees N.

Arizona

Studded tires are permitted from October 1 to May 1.

Arkansas

Studded tires are permitted November 15 to April 15.

California

Studded tires are permitted November 1 to April 30 and if retracted, May 1 to October 31.

Colorado

Studded tires are permitted.

Connecticut

Studded tires are permitted November 15 to April 30.

Delaware

Studded tires are permitted October 15 to April 15.

District of Columbia

Studded tires are permitted October 15 to March 15.

Florida

Studded tires are permitted but only with rubber studs.

Georgia

Studded tires are not permitted, except for snow and ice driving conditions.

Hawaii

Studded tires are not permitted.

Idaho

Studded tires are permitted October 1 to April 30. Fire departments and firefighting agencies are exempt. Other exemptions may be granted by the Idaho Transportation Board.

Illinois

Studded tire use is not permitted for most drivers. Rural mail carriers and persons with disabilities living in unincorporated areas may use them between November 15 and April 1.

Indiana

Studded tires are permitted October 1 to May 1, and if retracted, May 2 to September 30.

Iowa

Studded tires are permitted November 1 to April 1.

Kansas

Studded tires are permitted November 1 to April 15.

Kentucky

Studded tires are permitted.

Louisiana

Studded tires are permitted but only with rubber studs.

Missouri

Studded tires are permitted November 2 to March 31.

Maine

Studded tires are permitted October 2 to April 30, and if retracted, May 1 to October 1.

Maryland

Studded tires are not permitted, except in Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington Counties from November 1 to March 31.

Massachusetts

Studded tires are permitted November 2 to April 30 unless otherwise authorized by Registrar.

Michigan

Studded tires are permitted but only with rubber studs.

Minnesota

Studded tires are not permitted, except for nonresidents, who may use them for 30 days. Full-time non-resident students and nonresidents employed within Minnesota are not permitted use of studded tires regardless of vehicle registry.

Rural mail carriers may use studded tires under certain conditions between November 1 and April 15.

Mississippi

Studded tires are not permitted.

Montana

Studded tires are permitted October 1 to May 31.

Nebraska

Studded tires are permitted November 1 to April 1.

Nevada

Studded tires are permitted October 1 to April 30.

New Hampshire

Studded tires are permitted.

New Jersey

Studded tires are permitted November 15 to April 1.

New Mexico

Studded tires are permitted.

New York

Studded tires are permitted October 16 to April 30.

North Carolina

Studded Tires are permitted.

North Dakota

Studded tires are permitted October 15 to April 15. School buses may use studded tires anytime during the year.

Ohio

Studded tires are permitted, November 1 to April 15; April 16 to October 30 if retracted.

Oklahoma

Studded tires are permitted November 1 to April 1.

Oregon

Studded tires are permitted November 1 to March 31.

Pennsylvania

Studded tired are permitted November 1 to April 15.

Rhode Island

Studded tires are permitted November 15 to April 1.

South Carolina

Studded tires are permitted if they do not project more than 1/16 inch when compressed.

South Dakota

Studded tires are permitted October 1 to April 30. Studded tires are permitted May 1 to September 30 if retracted. School buses and municipal fire vehicles permitted to use studs anytime.

Tennessee

Studded tires are permitted October 1 through April 15.

Texas

Studded tires are permitted, as long as the studs do not damage highway and are rubber.

Utah

Studded tires are permitted October 15 to March 31.

Vermont

Studded tires are permitted.

Virginia

Studded tires are permitted October 15 to April 15.

Washington

Studded tires are permitted November 1 to March 31.

West Virginia

Studded tires are permitted November 1 to April 15.

Wisconsin

Studded tires are not permitted, except for authorized emergency vehicles, vehicles used to deliver mail, school buses from November 15 to April 1, and automobiles with out-of-state registration (only if in the course of passing through the state for a period of not more than 30 days).

Wyoming

Studded tires are permitted. Chains are required in snow emergencies.

Puerto Rico

Studded tires are not permitted.


Canada

Alberta

Studded tires are permitted.

British Columbia

Studded tires are permitted Oct. 1 – Apr. 30.

Manitoba

Studded tires are permitted Oct. 1 – April 30.

New Brunswick

Studded tires are permitted Oct. 15 – May 1.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Studded tires are permitted Nov. 1 – April 30.

Northwest Territories

Studded tires are permitted.

Nova Scotia

Studded tires are permitted Oct. 15 – April 30.

Nunavut

Studded tires are permitted on roads built on ice, on seasonal roads (a road that can be used for only a portion of a year), or on roads maintained by private individuals or companies.

Ontario

Studded tires are permitted in northern Ontario only Oct. 1 – April 30.

Prince Edward Island

Studded tires are permitted Oct. 1  – May 31.

Quebec

Studded tires may be used, from October 15 to May 1, on any commercial vehicle with a loaded mass not exceeding 3,000 kg; any passenger vehicle and taxi, provided that such a vehicle has studded tires on both ends of an axle and, where it has studded tires on the front axle, such tires are also installed on the rear axle.

Saskatchewan

Studded tires are permitted.

Yukon

Studded tires are permitted.