OHV Recreating in Other States

California
http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/ External Link

Arizona & California OHV Decal Reciprocity
Type of OHV ID Legal in California? Legal in Arizona?
AZ RV Plate (title plate) with no Decal.

Starting 7/1/09 must purchase CA OHV Non-Resident Permit (Valid only for Off-Highway use)

Note: Operators of vehicles over 1800 lbs are NOT able to purchase an AZ OHV Decal so they must purchase a CA OHV Non-Resident Permit for OFF-HIGHWAY use in CA.
Vehicles under 1800 lbs: Not valid for On or Off-Highway use. Must have an AZ OHV Decal starting 1/1/09.

Vehicles over 1800 lbs: Valid only for Off-Highway use in unincorporated areas on dirt roads not maintained by state, city, town, or counties of the state; or roads/trails on federal land that do not require vehicle registration (street legal/licensed). Recreational Use Permit needed if operated on State Trust Land.
AZ RV Plate (title plate) with Valid AZ OHV Decal.

Valid only for Off-Highway use. Valid only for Off-Highway use in unincorporated areas on dirt roads not maintained by state, city, town, or counties of the state.

Note: Operators of vehicles over 1800lbs are not able to purchase an AZ OHV Decal. Recreational Use Permit needed to stage (park) on State Trust Land.
AZ MC Plate (small registration plate) with no Decal. Operator pays full registration fees.

Valid only for Off-Highway use.

Exception for Arizona registered motorcycles used primarily on-highway are valid for ON or OFF-HIGHWAY use*
Valid for On or Off-Highway use for vehicles not required to have the OHV Decal**

Recreational Use Permit needed if operated on State Trust Land.
AZ MC Plate (small registration plate) with Valid OHV decal. Operator may pay reduced VLT.

Valid only for Off-Highway use.

Exception for Arizona registered motorcycles used primarily on-highway are valid for ON or OFF-HIGHWAY use*
Valid for On or Off-Highway use.**

Note: Operators of vehicles over 1800lbs are not able to purchase an AZ OHV Decal. These vehicles will display the full sized license plate. Recreational Use Permit needed to stage (park) on State Trust Land.
CA Green or Red Identification Sticker (CA resident)

Valid only for Off-Highway use. Valid only for Off-Highway use for a maximum of 30 consecutive days.
CA OHV Non-Resident Permit

Valid only for Off-Highway use. Not valid for On or Off-Highway use.

Learn more about Arizona Title Plates (RV) and Registration Plates (MC) (Permits)

 
* Note 1: For the purposes of valid use in California, “dual-sport motorcycle” is a common term used to describe a motorcycle that is designed by the manufacture for use on off-highway trails and has the necessary equipment and registration for legal highway operation. These vehicles will generally display street legal license plates and registration. Each state may have specific restrictions on dual-sport motorcycle conversions. In California the term dual sport only applies to motorcycles and not an All-Terrain Vehicle, dune buggy or other types of OHVs. A dual-sport motorcycle that is registered street legal/highway licensed in Arizona is legal in California for operation on and off of the highways.

 
** Note 2: Highway use is only valid if the vehicle is properly equipped and insured for highway use as required by state law. Some vehicles may be capable of being registered through Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD), but may not be legal to operate on all roadways in Arizona.

Colorado
http://parks.state.co.us/OHVsandSnowmobiles External Link

Nevada
http://www.atvsafety.gov/legislation/Nevadalaw.pdf External Link PDF Document

New Mexico
http://www.newmexico.org/ohv/index.php External Link

Oregon
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/ATV/Permits.shtml External Link

Washington
Washington OHV Laws:
http://www.atvsafety.gov/legislation/WashingtonLaw.pdf External Link
Washington OHV Alliance:
http://www.wohva.org/ External Link
Northwest Motorcycle Association:
http://www.nmaoffroad.org/orvparks.htm External Link

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