If you plan to enjoy Tennessee’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 Tennessee 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.tn.gov/revenue/title-and-registration/vehicle-registration/off-highway-vehicles.html
Tennessee ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers
Tennessee requires ATVs to be titled.
To title your ATV, you’ll need to submit the following to you local County Clerk’s office:
- Proof of ownership of the ATV (MCO or previous title).
- Payment for your title fees.
Once your application has been processed, you’ll receive a Tennessee Department of Revenue (TDR) sticker that you’ll need to place in a clearly visible location on the ATV.
TDR title stickers are required to ride on federal and state-owned public lands.
These ATV stickers do not need to be renewed and are non-transferable. When an ATV is sold, the new owner will need to apply for a new TDR sticker.
ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in Tennessee
Be sure to check the rules, regulations and fees for the Tennessee off-road trails you plan on riding. Local laws and regulations may vary.
All riders are required to 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 Tennessee and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties.