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New ORV License Structure Chart

As of March 1, 2014, ORV licenses have changed. The new structure will help create a world-class trail network with increased enjoyment for the state's 200,000 registered ORV owners and additional economic benefit to local communities. See What You Get: Raising the Bar on Outdoor Fun for more details on these improvements.

Individuals riding in places other than private property pay $26.25 annually. Riders wishing to use state-designated trails pay an additional $10 annually. The additional revenue will allow the department to add miles of trails and connections to communities and provide for the inspection, maintenance and improved safety of the trail network.

The chart below will help you determine whether you need an ORV license, trail permit, neither or both.

Vehicle Type Designated ORV trails (for vehicles 50" in width or less) Designated ORV routes passable by a conventional 2-wheel drive passenger vehicle Designated ORV routes not passable by conventional 2-wheel drive passenger vehicle and designated scramble areas Frozen surface of public waters
Street-licensed ORV ORV License and Trail permit None ORV License and Trail permit None
Regular ORV (not street licensed) ORV License and Trail permit ORV License and Trail permit ORV License and Trail permit ORV License
Street-licensed motorcycle ORV License and Trail permit None ORV License and Trail permit None
Off-road motorcycle (not street licensed) ORV License and Trail permit ORV License and Trail permit ORV License and Trail permit ORV License
Off-road, street licensed motorcycle ORV License and Trail permit None ORV License and Trail permit None
Street licensed truck or passenger vehicle Not permissible None ORV License and Trail permit None