Delaware ATV Registration & OHV Permits

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If you plan to enjoy Delaware’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 Delaware 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://dmv.de.gov/VehicleServices/specialvehicles/index.shtml?dc=ve_reg_ohv 

Delaware ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers

Delaware requires you to register and title your ATV. 

To register an ATV in Delaware, you’ll need to visit your local DMV office and meet the following requirements:

  • Provide the details of the ATV (make, model year, VIN/serial number). 
  • Be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 
  • Pay the registration fee. 

Your DE OHV registration will be valid for 3 years. 

Where to Buy an OHV Permit in Delaware?

You can register your all-terrain vehicles through the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. 

Delaware OHV Permits for Non-Residents

If you are visiting from out-of-state and do not have your ATV registered in your home state, you can purchase a 1-year ATV permit from the DE DMV. 

Delaware OHV Permit Cost

The cost for your DE ATV permit is $6 for 3 years. 

ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in Delaware

Be sure to check the rules, regulations and fees for the Delaware off-road trails you plan on riding. Local laws and regulations may vary. 

All riders are required to wear a helmet. 

ATVs must be equipped with brakes and a noise-reducing muffler. 

Riders under 12 years old must be supervised by an adult. 

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 Delaware and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties. 

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