Alaska Street Legal Laws

Alabama Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws

Alabama's street legal laws are not as complete as most states. There are no laws listed that restrict suspension lifts, frame height, or bumper height. Residents of Alabama are free to install suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.

Governing Laws


The Alabama street legal laws are covered in the Code of Alabama 1975 (COA) as well as in the Alabama Administrative Code (AAC).

COA Title 32
AAC Ch. 760

Vehicle Dimensions


Vehicle size in Alabama is restricted to a maximum width of 102 inches, a maximum height of 13 feet 6 inches, and a maximum single vehicle length of 40 feet.

COA 32-9-20

Tire Restrictions


All tires on vehicles driven in Alabama must be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. There is a minimum tread depth of 1/16 inch and tire grooving is allowed as long as the grooves are not cut below the original tire tread depth.

COA 32-5-210

Wheel Restrictions


Neither of Alabama's codes reference wheels, however, they do need to be safe for highway use.

Braking Requirements


Cars and trucks driven in Alabama are required to have brakes on all 4 wheels. The brakes must be capable of stopping the vehicle from a speed of 20 mph within 30 feet. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is also required.

AAC 760-X-1-.09
COA 32-5-212

Steering Laws


Alabama does not have any specific rules for a vehicle's steering system other than that it needing to be maintained and in good condition.

Suspension Laws


There are currently no suspension lift limits or suspension modification restrictions listed in Alabama's laws.

Frame Requirements


At this time, there are no vehicle frame height limitations in Alabama.

Bumper Restrictions


There are no bumper height restrictions in Alabama.

Fender Requirements


Both of Alabama's codes lack any information on fenders or mud flaps, including whether or not they are required.

Lighting Requirements


In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Alabama are allowed to have additional lighting. When a vehicle is equipped with extra lighting, no more than 4 front lights can be on at one time while driving.



Min. Height

Max. Height


2 or 4

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

1 min.

20 inches

60 inches

Spot lights

1 max.



Fog lights

2 max.

12 inches

30 inches

Aux. passing lights

1 max.

24 inches

42 inches

Aux. driving lights

1 max.

16 inches

42 inches

( Measured to the center of the light. )

COA 32-5-240
COA 32-5-241

Window Laws


Alabama's laws make no reference to whether or not a windshield is required, however, windshield wipers are mandatory.

COA 32-5-215

Exhaust Requirements


In Alabama, vehicles are required to be equipped with mufflers. Exhaust cutouts are not allowed to be installed.

COA 32-5-216

Engine Swap Rules


It is unclear whether or not Alabama has any engine swap or engine performance modification rules.

Emissions Testing


Alabama does not currently require emissions testing.

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