2018 Studded Snow Tire Regulations for Passenger Cars

Below is a list of studded tire regulations as of November 2018. This information is based on the best available information. Consult state or local Department of Transportation officials if you have any doubt about legality in your area. Dates refer to the time frame during which studded snow tires may be used.

STATE STUDDED TIRE REGULATION

State     

  

Permission

 

Contact Information

 

AL

Permitted with rubber studs

 

334.242.4395 (Department of Public Safety)
AK

Permitted
September 16 - April 30 north of 60 degrees N
October 1 - April 14 south of 60 degrees N

 

907.269.5511 (Department of Public Safety)
AZ

Permitted October 1 - May 1

 

602.223.2000 (Department of Public Safety)
AR

Permitted November 15 - April 15

 

501.618.8000 (State Police)
CA

Permitted November 1 - April 30

 

916.843.3200 (Highway Patrol)
CO

Permitted

 

303.239.4500 (State Police)
CT

Permitted November 15 - April 30

 

860.685.8190 (State Police)
DE

Permitted October 15 - April 15

 

302.739.5900 (State Police)
DC

Permitted October 15 to April 15

 

202.727.1000 (citywide calls) 202.673.6813 (DDOT)
FL

Permitted (rubber studs only)

 

850.617.2301 (Highway Patrol)
GA

Not Permitted, except for snow and ice conditions

 

404.624.7000 (Department of Public Safety)
HI

Not Permitted

 

808.270.7363 (Department of Motor Vehicles)
ID

Permitted October 1 - April 30

 

208.884.7000 (State Police)
IL

Not Permitted

 

217.782.6637 (State Police)
IN

Permitted October 1 - May 1

 

317.232.8200 (State Police)
IA

Permitted November 1 - April 1

 

515.725.6090 (State Police)
KS

Permitted November 1 - April 1

 

785.296.6800 (Highway Patrol)
KY

Permitted

 

502.695.6300 (State Police)
LA

Permitted with only rubber studs

 

225.925.6325 (State Police)
ME

Permitted October 2 - April 30

 

207.626.3800 (Department of Public Safety)
MD

Permitted Restricted. November 1 - March 31
Allowed only in Western Counties: Allegheny, Carroll,
Frederick, Garrett and Washington.

 

410.653.4200 (State Police)
MA

Permitted November 1 - April 30

 

508.820.2300 (State Police)
MI

Not Permitted

 

517.332.2521 (State Police)
MN

Not Permitted

 

651.201.7100 (State Police)
MS

Not Permitted

 

601.987.1212 (Public Safety)
MO

Permitted November 2 - March 31

 

573.751.3313 (Highway Patrol)
MT

Permitted October 1 - May 31

 

406.444.3780 (Highway Patrol)
NE

Permitted November 1 - April 1

 

402.471.4545 (State Patrol)
NV

Permitted October 1 - April 30

 

775.687.5300 (Highway Patrol)
NH

Permitted - no restrictions

 

603.271.2371
NJ

Permitted November 15 - April 1

 

609.882.2000 (State Police)
NM

Permitted - no restrictions

 

505.827.9000 (State Police)
NY

Permitted October 16 - April 30

 

518.783.3211 (State Police)
NC

Permitted 

 

919.733.7952 (Highway Patrol)
ND

Permitted October 15 - April 15

 

701.328.2455 (Highway Patrol)
OH

Permitted November 1 - April 15

 

877.772.8765 (State Patrol)
OK

Permitted November 1 - March 31

 

405.425.2424 (Highway Patrol)
OR

Permitted November 1 - March 31

 

503.378.3720 (State Police)
PA

Permitted November 1 - April 15

 

717.264.5161 (State Police)
RI

Permitted November 15 - April 1

 

401.444.1000 (State Police)
SC

Permitted if not projected more than
1/16 inch when compressed

 

803.896.7920 (Highway Patrol)
SD

Permitted October 1 - April 30

 

605.773.3105 (Highway Patrol)
TN

Permitted October 1 - April 15

 

615.741.3181 (Highway Patrol Planning and Research)
TX

Permitted as long as the studs to not damage
highway and are rubber

 

817.299.1381 (Highway Patrol)
UT

Permitted October 15 - March 31

 

801.965.4461 (Public Safety)
VT

Permitted - No Restrictions

 

802.244.7345 (Highway Patrol)
VA

Permitted October 15 - April 15

 

804.743.2217 (State Police Safety Division)
WA

Permitted November 1 - March 31

 

360.705.7438 (DOT)
WV

Permitted November 1 - April 15

 

304.558.3900 (Division of Motor Vehicles)
WI

Not Permitted

 

608.846.8500 (State Patrol)
WY

Permitted

 

307.777.4301 (Highway Patrol Division)
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