to Register an Off-Highway Vehicle
Vehicles" (OHV) are vehicles such as motorcycles,
trail bikes, dune buggies, all-terrain vehicles, and
snowmobiles. These vehicles are operated off
public roads and highways on lands that are open and
accessible to the public. A vehicle operated in
this matter must be registered as an OHV unless it is
registered for regular highway use and is not otherwise
exempt from registration.
type of license plate will I get?
license plates are green or red self-adhesive stickers
with a numbering system that is unique to OHVs.
I get a green or red sticker?
are issued for all 2002 year model and older OHVs,
including those that were previously issued a red
sticker, and to 2003 and newer vehicles that comply with
the California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission
standards for California. Green stickers allow
year round use at all California OHV riding areas.
are issued for 2003 and newer year model OHVs that are
not certified to California OHV emission standards.
If your 2003 and new year model OHV has a "3"
or "C" in the eighth position of the vehicle
identification number (VIN), it will be issued a red
sticker. Red sticker allow seasonal use only in
California OHV riding areas.
If your OHV is a motorcycle that you use solely in
organized racing or competitive events on a closed
course, you may obtain a permit (from your local DMV)
that allows transportation of the vehicle to and from
course events. The permit is a red and white
numbered sticker that must be mounted on the vehicle in
a clearly visible location. This transportation
permit, for which there is a fee, remains valid until
the vehicle is sold or dismantled.
documents will I need to register my OHV that has never
been registered in California before?
you purchased an OHV that has never been registered in
California from anyone other than a California dealer,
you will need:
- An Application
for Title or Registration
vehicle verification by an authorized DMV employee
or law enforcement
Manufacture's Certificate of Origin endorsed to the
non-licensed dealer and any bills of sale needed to
establish a chain of ownership to the applicant
fees and use tax, if due.
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