I have received a few emails about out of state people bringing their ATV’s to enjoys Utah’s ATV trails.
Utah law requires any non-Utah resident who owns, operates or lends an Off-Highway Vehicle for use on any public land, trail, street, or highway in Utah must pay an annual Off-Highway Vehicle user fee. Some states have reciprocity, meaning there is a mutual agreement between states not to charge non-residents fees. To find out the status of your state, click here. For more information, please call 1-800-OHV-RIDE. There are a few exceptions for some of the Jamborees. Please check with the Jamboree for exemptions.
Individuals wanting to obtain a non-resident Off-Highway Vehicle user permit must provide proof of residency in a state other than Utah, and must provide proof that the Off-Highway Vehicle is not owned by a Utah resident. Non-resident permits can be obtained either through the mail or in person at an authorized vendor. The process for obtaining a non-resident Off-Highway Vehicle user permit by fax or mail is outlined below.
Applying by fax or mail:
- Complete a Non-resident Off-Highway Vehicle User Fee Application and Affidavit for each Off-Highway Vehicle you will be bringing to Utah. Have the affidavit(s) notarized by a Notary Public.
- Attach a photocopy of your state issued identification (Driver’s license or other state issued identification) to the affidavit.
- Attach a photocopy of each Off-Highway Vehicle’s title/registration, or current registration, or notarized bill of sale in cases where your state has no registration for Off-Highway Vehicles.
- Attach a check or money order in the amount of $30 dollars (US).
- Mail all the above documents to:
Utah Division of Parks and Recreation
Non-resident Off-Highway Vehicle User Permits
1594 West North Temple, Suite 116
PO Box 146001
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6001
Fax: (801) 538-4802
6. Permits will be mailed to the address provided on the affidavit.
Warning: Incomplete applications, or applications submitted on other than the approved form, or application packets which do not contain all required fees and documents will not be processed.
Applying in person:
Permits are available in person at authorized vendor locations throughout the state of Utah. For a complete listing of authorized vendors, click here or contact the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, OHV Education office at 1-800-OHV-RIDE (1-800-648-7433).
- Proof of residency: driver’s license or other state issued identification.
- Proof of ownership: title/registration, or current registration, or bill of sale in cases where your state has no registration for Off-Highway Vehicles.
- Check or money order in the amount of $30 dollars (US).
Revenues generated from Off-Highway Vehicle user fees are dedicated to the construction, improvement, operation and maintenance of Off-Highway Vehicle trails.
Still have questions? Or for more information, please call 1-800-OHV-RIDE.