If you plan to enjoy Mississippi’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 Mississippi 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 the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
Mississippi ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers
In order to ride an ATV on public lands in Mississippi, you will either need a valid driver’s license or a certificate of completion of a state-approved ATV safety course.
MS ATV safety courses are provided by the MS State University Extension Service and other third-party providers.
You will need to sign a waiver of liability for each of the trails you plan to ride.
ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in Mississippi
Be sure to check the rules, regulations and fees for the Mississippi off-road trails you plan on riding. Local laws and regulations may vary.
You’ll need a valid driver’s license or to complete an ATV safety course in order to ride.
Riders must wear a DOT-approved helmet.
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 Mississippi and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties.