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New Hampshire ATV Registration & OHV Permits


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If you plan to enjoy New Hampshire’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 New Hampshire 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://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/ohrv/registration.html 

New Hampshire ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers

An ATV permit is required in New Hampshire to ride on public land. 

OHRV permits are valid from May 1 through April 30 each year, and are available through NH Fish and Game.  

To apply, you’ll need to:

  • Visit your nearest OHRV agent or NH Fish and Game headquarters.
  • Be at least 18 years old with a photo ID. 
  • Complete an application. 
  • Provide the ATV year, make, model, engine size, colors, and VIN. 
  • Pay the registration fee. 

Applications can also be submitted by mail: https://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/ohrv/registration.html 

You’ll receive a registration certificate and 2 registration decals. 

The decals should be placed on the front and rear fenders in clearly visible positions. 

New Hampshire OHV Permits for Non-Residents

Non-residents are required to follow the NH ATV registration laws above. 

10-day temporary permits are also available from select OHRV permit vendors. 

New Hampshire OHV Permit Cost

The fees for NH ATV registration include:

  • ATV registration (resident club member): $58. 
  • ATV registration (resident non-member): $88. 
  • ATV registration (non-resident club member): $77. 
  • ATV registration (non-resident non-member): $107. 
  • Non-resident 10-day permit: $41. 
  • Registration transfer: $24.50. 
  • Replacement decals: $24.50. 

Registration discounts are available to NH Off-Highway Vehicle Association members. 

ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in New Hampshire

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

Riders between 12 and 16 years old are required to pass a safety course and ride under the supervision of a licensed adult. 

Riders under 18 years old are required to wear a 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 New Hampshire and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties. 

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