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Public-images-osm logo.svg maxheight:legal
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The maximum height in metres
Group: Restrictions
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: Unspecified

Before anybody screams DELETE let me explain. I know this tag is controversial, and after the vote rejection of this tag I created this page, to document my usage of the tag. I put up the suggestion and entered a vote process to let others have a say and maybe improve a tag I was intending to use. OSM have a long time encouraged people to document tags they use, though not necessary linked from Map Features. Some time after I made this page it was deleted by an user, and replaced a redirect to a new proposal.

maxheight:legal expresses a legal height limit for using the way to which the tag is added. If no unit is included, the value is assumed to be in metres.


  • maxheight:legal=3.8 - maximum height is 3.8 m


This tag is new, and still not supported by rendering or routing software, and should therefor be used together with maxheight=*.

This tag was rejected. See Proposed features/clearance

See also

  • maxheight:physical=* for when a physical barrier (as opposed to, e.g. the law) limits the height of traffic using the way.
  • maxheight=*
  • access=* for other access restrictions