2013 Studded Snow Tire Regulations for Passenger Cars

Below is a list of studded tire regulations as of August 2014. 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 (AL Department of Public Safety)
AK Permitted (rubber studs only)
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 Not Permitted 202.727.1000 (citywide calls)
202.673.6813 (DDOT)
FL Permitted (rubber studs only) 850.617.2301
(Highway Patrol)
GA Permitted only in 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 rubber studs only) 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 2 – 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
(NE State Patrol)
NV Permitted October 1 – April 30 775.687.5300
(NV 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 if not projected more than 1/16 inch when compressed. 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 – April 1 405.425.2424 (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 (only if not projected more than 1/16 inch, no metal) 401.444.1000 (State Police)
SC Permitted if not projected more than 1/16 inch when compressed.(56-5-5040) 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
(TN Highway Patrol – Planning and Research)
TX Permitted as long as the studs to not damage highway and are rubber 817.299.1381 (TX 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
(WA State DOT)
WV Permitted November 1 – April 15 304.558.3900
(WV Division of Motor Vehicles)
WI Not Permitted 608.846.8500 (State Patrol)
WY Permitted 307.777.4301 (Highway Patrol Division)