Tire Chain Laws

Updated May 2020

Most every state in the U.S. has laws pertaining to the use of tire chains or snow tires. These laws dictate when you can, should, and absolutely must use tire chains, as well as when itís not permitted. Some states will post signage or declare a snow emergency to indicate that tire chains are needed. Other states leave it up to the driver but indicate that chains may be used if conditions warrant.

(disclaimer: Although we try to keep this page as up-to-date as we can, we can not guarantee that a state's chain law has not changed since our last page update. Always confirm the regulations on your state's official site)