We have compiled a summary of current regulations for studded tires ...
The following table has been compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee that the regulations will not change. See New Developments.
Red: Areas when tire stud regulation prohibit or greatly restrict usage by private vehicles.
Yellow:Caution! Special conditions may apply.
Green: Permitted during winter months or without any restriction.
|Alabama||Not permitted (rubber studs are permitted).|
|Alaska||Permitted Sept. 15-May 1 north of 60 degrees N.; Sept. 30-April 15 south of 60 degrees N.|
|Arizona||Permitted Oct. 1-May 1.|
|Arkansas||Permitted Nov. 15-April 15.|
|California||Permitted Nov. 1-April 30|
|Colorado||Permitted No restrictions.|
|Connecticut||Permitted Nov. 15-April 30.|
|Delaware||Permitted Oct. 15-April 15.|
|Dist. of Columbia||Permitted Oct. 15-April 15.|
|Florida||Not permitted (but studs that do not damage highways are permitted).|
|Georgia||Permitted only for driving on snow and/or ice.|
|Idaho||Permitted Oct. 1-April 15.|
|Indiana||Permitted Oct. 1-May 1.|
|Iowa||Permitted Nov. 1-April 1.|
|Kansas||Permitted Nov. 1-April 15.|
|Kentucky||Permitted with no restrictions.|
|Maine||Permitted Oct. 1-May 1.|
|Maryland||Not permitted except in western counties Nov.1-March 31.|
|Massachusetts||Permitted Nov. 2-April 30 unless otherwise authorized by registrar.|
|Michigan||Not permitted except under certain conditions, check with local officials.|
|Minnesota||Not permitted except for nonresidents, who are subject to certain restrictions. 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.|
|Missouri||Permitted Nov. 1-March 31.|
|Montana||Permitted Oct. 1-May 31.|
|Nebraska||Permitted Nov. 1-April 1.|
|Nevada||Permitted Oct. 1-April 30.|
|New Hampshire||Permitted without restrictions.|
|New Jersey||Permitted Nov. 15-April 1.|
|New Mexico||No regulations.|
|New York||Permitted Oct. 16-April 30.|
|North Carolina||Permitted without restrictions.|
|North Dakota||Permitted Oct. 15-April 15. Exception: School buses may use studded tires any time during the year.|
|Ohio||Permitted Nov. 1-April 15.|
|Oklahoma||Permitted Nov. 1-April 1.|
|Oregon||Permitted Nov. 1-April 1 unless specified differently by Dept. of Transportation because of weather conditions.|
|Pennsylvania||Permitted Nov. 1-April 15.|
|Rhode Island||Permitted Nov. 15-April 1.|
|South Carolina||Permitted if not projected more than 1/16-inch when compressed.|
|South Dakota||Permitted Oct. 1-April 30. School buses and municipal fire vehicles are permitted to use studs anytime.|
|Tennessee||Permitted Oct. 1-April 15.|
|Texas||Not permitted. Only studs that will not damage highway are permissible.|
|Utah||Permitted Oct. 15-March 31.|
|Vermont||Permitted without restrictions.|
|Virginia||Permitted Oct. 15-April 15.|
|Washington||Permitted Nov. 1-April 1.|
|West Virginia||Permitted Nov. 1-April 15.|
|Wisconsin||Not permitted except for authorized emergency vehicles; vehicles used to deliver mail; autos with out-of-state registrations (only if the vehicle is in the course of passing through the state for a period of not more than 30 days). School buses may use studded tires from Nov. 15-April 1.|
|Wyoming||Permitted without restrictions. Chains are required in snow emergencies.|
A retractable stud tire has been developed and may be permitted in some areas. Check with local authorities to determine current regulations.
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