COLORADO OHV & DUAL SPORT REGULATIONS
WHO NEEDS TO REGISTER
All in and out of state OHVs owned and operated in Colorado, with a valid Colorado or out-of-state license plate (including motor vehicles and motorcycles that are not licensed for public road access),must display a current Colorado OHV registration stickerwhen in a person’s possession in an OHV staging area or operated on designated OHV trails or routes in Colorado.
An out of state OHV registration sticker is not valid in Colorado and you must also display a current Colorado OHV use permit sticker when operating on designated OHV trails or routes in Colorado.
Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV Permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31.
HOW/WHERE TO REGISTER & OBTAIN A OHV PERMIT
You may registeryour vehicle at various OHV dealers or many Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices.
View our OHV Registration Agent Locations List to find the registration location nearest you. Always call ahead to ensure services are available.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
NOTE: Since this is only a use permit, no renewal notice will be sent to non-resident permit holders and will need to be renewed when you return to Colorado with your OHV.
The annual registrationfee is $25.25. Registrations are valid for one year, from April 1 through March 31. This is a flat administrative transaction fee and cannot be prorated for a partial year’s registration and will not be subject to refund if the vehicle is sold or stolen.
USE PERMIT DECAL PLACEMENT
OHV Decals must be affixed permanently on the upper forward-half of the OHV in a location where the decal can be easily seen. On bikes, place a decal on each of the outside faces of the upper end of the forks or on the tank. OHV operators must carry their registration card and show it to any Peace Officer upon request.
STATE USE OF INCOME FROM OHV PROGRAM
The Colorado OHV Registration Program fee’s fund:
- Trail maintenance
- Parking areas
- Trail signs
- Land acquisition.
- OHV Funds also enables law enforcement personnel to identify and return stolen vehicles, encourages safe and responsible OHV use and promotes respect for public lands.
GROUP BENEFITS, FROM OHV REGISTRATION, INCLUDES:
- OHV owners and operators;
- Towns and counties that want to attract OHV recreators to enhance their local economies; and
- The general public; educated OHV enthusiasts are more conscientious and better stewards of the land.
Registration funds also enable local, state and federal land managers to better manage our natural resources.
Annually, this direct benefit to enthusiast’s funds over $4 million in trail opportunities and improvements.
OHV “STREET LEGAL” MOTORCYCLE REQUIRMENTS
For an OHV Motorcycle to be “street legal” and Registered in Colorado it must be inspected* by the local Sheriff and have:
- Working Headlight
- Brake Light
- Electric Horn
- DOT Tires
- Mirror (1)
- Registration Fees and Taxes Paid
- Turn Signals are NOT Required
* Some KTM’s Not Required