ORV Licenses: prices, requirements and how to buy
Individuals riding in any places other than private property (trails or otherwise) pay $26.25 (for the ORV License) annually. Riders wishing to use state-designated trails pay an additional $10 (for the ORV trail permit) annually, for a total of $36.25. The additional revenue will allow the DNR 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.
|Designated ORV trails (for vehicles 50" in width or less)||Designated ORV routes passable by conventional 2-wheel drive passenger vehicle||Designated ORV routes not passable by conventional 2-wheel drive passenger vehicle and scramble areas||Frozen surface of public waters|
|Regular ORV (not street-licensed)||Both||Both||Both||ORV License|
|Off-road motorcycle (not street licensed)||Both||Both||Both||ORV License|
|Off-road, street-licensed motorcycle||Both||Neither||Both||Neither|
|Street-licensed truck or passenger vehicle||Not permissible||Neither||Both||Neither|
Where to buy an ORV license:
- Visit a DNR Customer Service Center
- Visit www.mdnr-elicense.com
- Visit a participating ORV dealer or a participating hunting and fishing license agent
- Write a request to:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 30181
Lansing MI 48909