Off-Road vehicles must be registered with BMV

Hoosiers who own off-road vehicles (ORVs) purchased after December 31st, 2009 must register those ORVs through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

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  Hoosiers who own off-road vehicles (ORVs) purchased after December 31st, 2009 must register those ORVs through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

  The registration law applies regardless of whether the ORV is driven on public or private land, although there are a few exceptions. More information about ORV registration requirements is at bmv.IN.gov/2468.htm.

  ORVs include dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility task vehicles (UTVs), and side-by-sides.

  A three-year ORV registration costs $30.

  For out-of-state visitors, the state also recognizes out-of-state ORV registrations.

  Registration allows police officers to track stolen ORVs and ORVs that have been used improperly. Furthermore, fees from ORV registration pay for increased off-roading opportunities, amenities and services.

  More information on off-roading in Indiana, including laws, safety and places to ride is at dnr.IN.gov/outdoor/4229.htm.