ATV & Dirt Bike Information

 
Did you know that it's illegal to operate all-terrain vehicles (or ATVs), and dirt bikes – also known as off-road motorcycles – on the roadways?
 
Operating these types of vehicles on private property is allowed only:
  • as long as the property belongs to YOU, or
  • you have WRITTEN permission from the owner -- on your person -- while you are riding.
 
Section 13-365.1 of the County Code states: written consent shall include the full name, address and phone number of the owner of the property; the full name, address and phone number of the person being granted permission; the address and/or property plat number of the property to which permission is granted; and the date and time permission is granted, or a statement allowing permission for operation at any time.
 
In other words, “If you don’t know who owns the property, you shouldn’t be on it with an ATV or a dirt bike.”
These vehicles will be seized if you are caught on private property without written permission from the owner! 
 
Basically, there is nowhere in the entire County that you can ride an ATV if you don’t own the land, or know the landowner well enough to get written permission from him/her.
 
Things to remember:
  • Know your vehicle, because there are different operator and safety rules based on horsepower.
  • Know the rules for the age-group of your rider.
  • Know the rules of the road.
  • Know the law.
  • Ride safely and responsibly. 
 
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