If you plan to enjoy West Virginia’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 West Virginia 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 your local DMV office.
West Virginia ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers
A title is required for ATVs in West Virginia to ride on public land.
To apply, you’ll need to visit your local WV DMV office with the following:
- A completed title application.
- Proof of ownership.
- Payment for your title fees and taxes.
ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in West Virginia
Be sure to check the rules, regulations and fees for the West Virginia off-road trails you plan on riding. Local laws and regulations may vary.
Riders under 18 years old are required to wear a helmet and complete an ATV safety course.
ATVs must be equipped with:
- Spark arrestors.
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 West Virginia and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties.