If you plan to enjoy Hawaii’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 Hawaii 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://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/nah/off-highway-vehicles-ohv/
Hawaii ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers
Hawaii does not require registration for ATVs, but you will be required to purchase a permit and stay in the designated riding areas.
Permits are required for all riders in the following Hawaii ATV riding areas:
- Upper Waiakea ATV & Dirt Bike Park.
- Mauna Kea ATV Riding Area.
- Kahuku Motocross Park.
- Maui Motocross Track.
An OHV permit for Hawaii riding areas can be purchased here: https://stateofhawaii.na1.echosign.com/public/esignWidget?wid=CBFCIBAA3AAABLblqZhBKOPpbowsq3uB5YBiYEI4t72pi7dXROJO21Cr9xavFXaPlcy0iCm1tNSNLuEjXxyo*
Riding at the Oahu and Maui parks requires membership.
Riders are required to sign in at the check-in stations at the beginning of the riding trails.
ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in Hawaii
Be sure to check the rules, regulations and fees for the Hawaii off-road trails you plan on riding. Local laws and regulations may vary.
Age restrictions for ATV and off-road vehicles are as follows:
- 6 years old: 50cc.
- 6 – 12 years old: 70cc.
- 12 to 16 years old: 90cc.
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 Hawaii and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties.