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South Carolina ATV Registration & OHV Permits


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If you plan to enjoy South Carolina’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 South Carolina 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.scdmvonline.com/Vehicle-Owners/Types-Of-Vehicles/All-Terrain-Vehicles 

South Carolina ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers

You can title your ATV in South Carolina. 

To do so, you’ll need to submit the following to the SC DMV:

ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in South Carolina

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

All ATVs require the following equipment:

  • Muffler. 
  • Spark arrester. 
  • Brakes. 

Riders under 16 years old are required to complete a safety course and wear a helmet and eye protection. 

Riders under 16 must be supervised by an adult. 

The minimum age to ride an ATV in South Carolina is 6 years old. 

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

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