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Alaska's street legal laws do not cover a vehicle's suspension, however, the height of a vehicle's frame is limited. This means that suspension lift kits are allowed as long as they don't lift the vehicle's frame above the state limit. Aftermarket wheels, tires, performance shocks, bumpers, and grille-guards are allowed.

Breaking News: Effective 1/1/10, the EPA has discontinued the emissions program for the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

Governing Laws


Street legal laws for Alaska are listed in the Alaska Statutes (AS) and the Alaska Administrative Code (AAC).

AS Title 28
AAC Title 13

Vehicle Dimensions


Vehicle size in Alaska is restricted to a maximum width of 102 inches, a maximum height of 15 feet, and a maximum single vehicle length of 45 feet.

17 AAC 25.012

Tire Restrictions


All tires on vehicles driven in Alaska must be in safe operating condition, without any bulges or exposed cords. A minimum tread depth of 1/16 inches is required. There is no reference to tire grooving in either code.

13 AAC 04.230

Wheel Restrictions


Alaska requires that wheels not be loose or defective.

13 AAC 04.227

Braking Requirements


Cars and trucks driven in Alaska 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 25 feet. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is also required.

13 AAC 04.205

Steering Laws


A vehicle's steering system must not be loose or defective to comply with Alaska's laws.

13 AAC 04.227

Suspension Laws


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

Frame Requirements


Alaska laws include specific frame height limits depending on a vehicle's GVWR. The vehicle's body is limited to not being higher than 3 inches above the top of the frame.

Vehicle GVWR

Max. Frame Height

Under 4,500

24 inches

4,501 to 7,500

26 inches

7,501 to 10,000

28 inches

( Measured to the bottom of the frame. )

13 AAC 04.005

Bumper Restrictions


There are no bumper height restrictions in Alaska, however, bumpers are required.

13 AAC 04.272

Fender Requirements


Fenders and mud flaps are required in Alaska.

13 AAC 04.227
13 AAC 04.265

Lighting Requirements


In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Alaska are allowed to have auxiliary lights installed. No more than four lights on the front of a vehicle may be illuminated at any time when there is approaching traffic.



Min. Height

Max. Height


2 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

2 min.

20 inches


( Measured to the center of the light. )

13 AAC 04.020
13 AAC 04.025
13 AAC 04.085
13 AAC 04.140

Window Laws


A windshield is not required in Alaska, however, any person driving a vehicle without a windshield must wear eye protection. Windshield wipers are required for vehicles equipped with a windshield.

13 AAC 04.225

Exhaust Requirements


In Alaska, vehicles are required to be equipped with mufflers. Exhaust cutouts are prohibited.

13 AAC 04.215

Engine Swap Rules


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

Emissions Testing


Effective 3/1/12, Alaska no longer requires emissions testing.


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