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Kentucky ATV Registration & OHV Permits


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If you plan to enjoy Kentucky’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 Kentucky 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://drive.ky.gov/motor-vehicle-licensing/Pages/All-Terrain-Vehicles.aspx 

Kentucky ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers

You will be required to title your ATV in Kentucky. KY does not issue registration for ATVs. 

Where to Buy an OHV Permit in Kentucky?

You’ll need to title your ATV through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

To do so, you’ll need to visit your local motor vehicle office with the following:

Kentucky OHV Permit Cost

An ATV title costs $15. 

ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in Kentucky

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

Riders under 12 years old are required to wear a helmet and ride under parent supervision. 

ATV engine size restrictions are as follows:

  • Under 12 years old: up to 70cc. 
  • 12 to 16 years old: up to 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 Kentucky and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties. 

Check out some of these other great ATV/UTV and dirt bike resources from MotorcycleZombies.com:

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How to Ride an ATV

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