D.C. Street Legal Laws

Georgia Street Legal Laws

Florida Lift Laws and Vehicle Equipment Laws

Florida does not have a suspension lift limit or a frame height restriction, however, bumper height is regulated depending on the vehicle's GVWR. As long as the vehicle's bumper height remains legal, drivers are free to install suspension lift kits, aftermarket wheels and tires, performance shocks, aftermarket bumpers, and grille guards.

Governing Laws


The Florida street legal laws are covered in the Florida Statutes (FS).

FS Title 23

Vehicle Dimensions


Vehicle size in Florida 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.

FS 23-316-515

Tire Restrictions


All tires on vehicles driven in Florida must be without any bulges or exposed cords. There is no specific minimum tread depth and tire grooving is not covered in the code.

Wheel Restrictions


Florida's code does not have any regulations on wheels.

Braking Requirements


Florida requires vehicles to have brakes that act on all 4 wheels. The brakes must be capable of stopping the vehicle traveling at a speed of 20 mph within 30 feet. A secondary, mechanical, parking brake is also required.

FS 23-316-261
FS 23-316-262

Steering Laws


Steering systems are not covered in Florida's code.

Suspension Laws


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

Frame Requirements


Florida does not have a frame height law.

Bumper Restrictions


Bumpers are required in Florida and the maximum allowed bumper height depends on the vehicle's GVWR.

Vehicle GVWR

Max. Bumper Height

Under 2,000

Front: 24 inches | Rear: 26 inches

2,000 to 2,999

Front: 27 inches | Rear: 29 inches

3,000 to 5,000

Front: 28 inches | Rear: 30 inches

Over 5,000


( Measured to the bottom of the bumper. )

FS 23-316-251

Fender Requirements


Florida only requires fenders and mud flaps on commercial vehicles.

FS 23-316-252

Lighting Requirements


In addition to headlights and tail lights, vehicles in Florida are allowed to have extra lights. 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 min.

24 inches

54 inches

Tail lights

2 min.



Spot lights

2 max.



Fog lights

2 max.

12 inches

30 inches

Aux. passing lights

2 max.

24 inches

42 inches

Aux. driving lights

2 max.

16 inches

42 inches

( Measured to the center of the light. )

FS 23-316-220
FS 23-316-221
FS 23-316-233
FS 23-316-2396

Window Laws


The laws in Florida require vehicles to have windshields as well as windshield wipers.

FS 23-316-2952

Exhaust Requirements


In Florida, vehicles are required to be equipped with mufflers and they cannot have any kind of exhaust cutout or bypass.

FS 23-316-272

Engine Swap Rules


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

Emissions Testing


Florida's emissions testing requirement was repealed in 2000.

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