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If you plan to enjoy Arizona’s off-road riding areas and trails, you’ll want to know the OHV permit requirements and ATV/UTV laws you’ll need to follow.
This page will provide you with the details on OHV stickers and ATV registration for Arizona residents and out-of-state visitors.
For more information and other details regarding ATVs, UTVs, and other off-road vehicles and recreation areas, please visit: https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicles/vehicle-services/vehicle-registration/highway-vehicles-and-boating-registration
Arizona ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers
ATVs and other off-highway vehicles require a title and annual registration in Arizona.
If you’re an Arizona resident, you’ll need to register and title your ATV through the AZ Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
When buying an ATV from a dealership, the dealer will typically be able to title and register the vehicle for you.
To title and register your ATV, you’ll need to:
- Visit your local MVD office or an authorized service provider.
- Complete an Off-Highway Vehicle Decal Application: https://apps.azdot.gov/files/mvd/mvd-forms-lib/96-0572.pdf
- Present proof of ownership.
- Pay the title and OHV decal fee.
Arizona OHV decals are valid for 1 year.
Decals should be placed in the upper left corner of your license plate.
You can renew your OHV sticker online: http://www.servicearizona.com/
Where to Buy an OHV Permit in Arizona?
If you are an Arizona resident with an ATV titled and registered in your name you can purchase your decal:
- At your local MVD office.
- Through an authorized third party service provider.
- Through the ATV dealer when you purchase your vehicle.
If you’re a non-resident visiting Arizona with an out-of-state ATV, you’ll need to purchase your decal through the AZ Game and Fish Department.
Arizona OHV Permits for Non-Residents
If you are not a resident of Arizona and wish to ride your out-of-state ATV on public lands, you’ll need to purchase a Non-resident OHV decal.
Non-resident OHV stickers are valid for 1 year from the purchase date.
You can purchase your decal online through the Arizona Game and Fish Department: https://www.azgfd.com/OHV/Decals/
Arizona OHV Permit Cost
The price of an AZ OHV decal includes:
- 1-year OHV decal: $25.
- Non-resident OHV decal: $25.
ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in Arizona
Be sure to check the rules, regulations and fees for the Arizona off-road trails you plan on riding. Local laws and regulations may vary.
Riders under 18 years old must wear an approved helmet.
When riding between ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise, your ATV must be equipped with headlights and tail lights.
Regardless of whether a particular state or trail requires it, ATV/UTV and dirt bike riders and passengers should always wear the proper safety equipment and helmets while riding.
Never operate an off-road vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Failing to obey the off-road vehicle laws of Arizona and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties.
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