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West Virginia ATV Registration & OHV Permits

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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:

  • Headlights. 
  • Taillights. 
  • 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. 

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