Quick reference

max-h-0max-height: 0px;
max-h-pxmax-height: 1px;
max-h-0.5max-height: 0.125rem; /* 2px */
max-h-1max-height: 0.25rem; /* 4px */
max-h-1.5max-height: 0.375rem; /* 6px */
max-h-2max-height: 0.5rem; /* 8px */
max-h-2.5max-height: 0.625rem; /* 10px */
max-h-3max-height: 0.75rem; /* 12px */
max-h-3.5max-height: 0.875rem; /* 14px */
max-h-4max-height: 1rem; /* 16px */
max-h-5max-height: 1.25rem; /* 20px */
max-h-6max-height: 1.5rem; /* 24px */
max-h-7max-height: 1.75rem; /* 28px */
max-h-8max-height: 2rem; /* 32px */
max-h-9max-height: 2.25rem; /* 36px */
max-h-10max-height: 2.5rem; /* 40px */
max-h-11max-height: 2.75rem; /* 44px */
max-h-12max-height: 3rem; /* 48px */
max-h-14max-height: 3.5rem; /* 56px */
max-h-16max-height: 4rem; /* 64px */
max-h-20max-height: 5rem; /* 80px */
max-h-24max-height: 6rem; /* 96px */
max-h-28max-height: 7rem; /* 112px */
max-h-32max-height: 8rem; /* 128px */
max-h-36max-height: 9rem; /* 144px */
max-h-40max-height: 10rem; /* 160px */
max-h-44max-height: 11rem; /* 176px */
max-h-48max-height: 12rem; /* 192px */
max-h-52max-height: 13rem; /* 208px */
max-h-56max-height: 14rem; /* 224px */
max-h-60max-height: 15rem; /* 240px */
max-h-64max-height: 16rem; /* 256px */
max-h-72max-height: 18rem; /* 288px */
max-h-80max-height: 20rem; /* 320px */
max-h-96max-height: 24rem; /* 384px */
max-h-nonemax-height: none;
max-h-fullmax-height: 100%;
max-h-screenmax-height: 100vh;
max-h-svhmax-height: 100svh;
max-h-lvhmax-height: 100lvh;
max-h-dvhmax-height: 100dvh;
max-h-minmax-height: min-content;
max-h-maxmax-height: max-content;
max-h-fitmax-height: fit-content;

Basic usage

Setting the maximum height

Set the maximum height of an element using max-h-* utilities.

<div class="h-96 ...">
  <div class="h-full max-h-80 ...">max-h-80</div>
  <div class="h-full max-h-64 ...">max-h-64</div>
  <div class="h-full max-h-48 ...">max-h-48</div>
  <div class="h-full max-h-40 ...">max-h-40</div>
  <div class="h-full max-h-32 ...">max-h-32</div>
  <div class="h-full max-h-24 ...">max-h-24</div>
  <div class="h-full max-h-full ...">max-h-full</div>

Applying conditionally

Hover, focus, and other states

Tailwind lets you conditionally apply utility classes in different states using variant modifiers. For example, use hover:max-h-screen to only apply the max-h-screen utility on hover.

<div class="h-48 max-h-full hover:max-h-screen">
  <!-- ... -->

For a complete list of all available state modifiers, check out the Hover, Focus, & Other States documentation.

Breakpoints and media queries

You can also use variant modifiers to target media queries like responsive breakpoints, dark mode, prefers-reduced-motion, and more. For example, use md:max-h-screen to apply the max-h-screen utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<div class="h-48 max-h-full md:max-h-screen">
  <!-- ... -->

To learn more, check out the documentation on Responsive Design, Dark Mode and other media query modifiers.

Using custom values

Customizing your theme

By default, Tailwind’s maximum height scale is a combination of the default spacing scale as well as some additional values specific to heights.

You can customize your spacing scale by editing theme.spacing or theme.extend.spacing in your tailwind.config.js file.

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    extend: {
      spacing: {
        '128': '32rem',

To customize max-height separately, use the theme.minHeight section of your tailwind.config.js file.

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    extend: {
      maxHeight: {
        '128': '32rem',

Learn more about customizing the default theme in the theme customization documentation.

Arbitrary values

If you need to use a one-off max-height value that doesn’t make sense to include in your theme, use square brackets to generate a property on the fly using any arbitrary value.

<div class="max-h-[220px]">
  <!-- ... -->

Learn more about arbitrary value support in the arbitrary values documentation.