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Mississippi ATV Registration & OHV Permits


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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. 

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