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Utah ATV Laws Change

If you ride an ATV in Utah, but are not a Utah resident there is an important change taking effect to the Utah ATV Laws on January 1, 2020.

Utah will no longer offer reciprocity with ANY other states. This new change in the OHV law applies to all out of state off road vehicles including ATVs, OHVs, off-highway motorcycles and snowmobiles.  

Previously, Utah would allow out of state riders who were legally registered in their home state to also ride legally in Utah without also having to register in Utah, but that law is changing.

All out of state, off road riders in Utah will now be required to register their ATV/OHV vehicles in Utah in order to ride legally within Utah.

Out of state registration will cost $30 and will remain valid for 12 months from date of purchase. If you buy the permit online, there is an additional $5 charge.


Utah ATV Laws

Utah ATV Registration

Link To Buy Online:

Buy Out Of State ATV/OHV Registration Online

There are plenty of vendors available where you can buy the Utah out of state registration in person. Most of the locations are in Utah, but there are also a few locations in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming.

If you’d rather buy in person, here is a list of vendors selling Utah out of state ATV/OHV registration:

List of Vendors

If you intend to buy the registration in person, be sure to bring:

  • Proof of residency: driver’s license or other valid state ID
  • Proof of ownership: title, bill of sale or current registration
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The new fees collected from this change in the Utah ATV laws are going to fund new trails, trail maintenance, trail operations, OHV education, OHV facility development and enforcement.



More Utah ATV Information

Utah has two beautiful ATV sand dune area that you should check out: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kanab, Utah and Little Sahara Recreation Area in Eureka, Utah.

The Ticaboo Lodge in North Lake Powell, Ticaboo UT is an all inclusive ATV resort. In October 2019, Ticaboo Lodge held their first annual ATV/UTV Rally at North Lake Powell. Hopefully this event will take off and become a successful yearly event.

Utah has some of the best off roading in the US, so it should be no surprise that they also have a ton of awesome ATV events. Check out our ATV Jamboree page for dates and links to upcoming events.

You’ll find links to all these off roading events in Utah on the Jamboree page:

  • Winter 4×4 Jamboree
  • Tri-State ATV Jamboree
  • Kanab ATV Jamboree
  • Rally On The Rocks
  • Beaver County Trails ATV Jamboree
  • Outlaw ATV Jamboree
  • Millard County National ATV/UTV Jamboree
  • Manti Mountain ATV-UTV Run
  • Paiute Trail Jamboree
  • Bryce Rally
  • Arapeen OHV Retreat
  • San Juan ATV Safari
  • Rocky Mountain Jamboree
  • UTV Takeover
  • SxS Adventure Rally
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