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Illinois ATV Registration & OHV Permits


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If you plan to enjoy Illinois’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 Illinois residents and out-of-state visitors. 

For more information and other details regarding ATVs, UTVs, and other off-road vehicles and recreation areas, please contact your local SOS office or the IL DNR. 

Illinois ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers

ATV registration is required in Illinois.

ATV owners are also required to title their off-highway vehicles through the SOS. 

To do so, you’ll need to visit your local SOS office and present:

  • Proof of ownership for the ATV. 
  • Bill of Sale. 
  • Title application. 
  • Payment for the title fee and taxes. 

You’ll need to also purchase an annual OHV usage stamp through a DNR-approved vendor each year. 

To apply, you’ll need to: 

Illinois OHV Permit Cost

Fees for your IL ATV title and registration include:

  • Title fee: $30.
  • OHV permit: $15 + $0.50 issuance fee. 

Fees and local taxes may vary. 

ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in Illinois

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

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

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