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Off-Highway Vehicles

Effective January 1, 2009
All OHVs made by the manufacturer primarily for use over unimproved terrain

and that weigh 1,800 pounds or less are required by law to display a valid OHV Decal.

This includes "street legal" vehicles that meet these two requirements. OHV faqs

OHV Decal renewal notices can now be recieved through e-mail!
Sign up
for email renewal notice

This service will provide you with a convenient annual reminder to renew your OHV decal and reduce the cost of mailing the reminder. This reminder is similar to the email reminder that service Arizona currently has for your vehicle registration.

Even though Game and Fish sends out the renewal notices, the OHV Decal still needs to be obtained through MVD, MVD third party service providers or online at

It's in the All Services section at the bottom of that page.

The OHV Decal is only valid for one year from the date of purchase. For example, if you purchased your OHV Decal in January of 2011, you have until Jan. 31, 2012 to purchase the renewal OHV Decal.

“Show Us Your Helmet Hair” Contest

Congratulations to our February Show us your Helmet Hair contest winner
Valerie Venable!

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Arizona agency offers incentive for off-road motorists to wear helmets
(from KTAR, Feb 12th, 2015)

KTAR Valley Watch: March 15th, 2015: Matt Eberhart, Arizona Game and Fish Department on Off Highway Vehicle Safety with Chief Doug Mummert, Phoenix Fire Department. 





Arizona Off-highway Vehicle Guide OHV Laws and Places to Ride
Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Education
Education Course for ROV's
(Side by sides)

OHV guide

This is the source for the very latest in OHV rules and regulations as well as safe, ethical and responsible OHV use.

Courses and Videos

The Arizona Game and Fish Department's all terrain / off highway vehicle (OHV) safety education program includes instruction on the basic skills required to safely ride or operate an OHV, responsibilities of OHV riders to others and the environment, general information on preparing for the unexpected, additional educational resources, laws, rules and regulations for the safe ethical and responsible operation and use of OHVs.

The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association or ROHVA has just created a new online education course for ROV's. These vehicles are sometimes referred to as a side-by-side or untility terrain vehicle (UTV). To learn more go to:

Information for safe, ethical and responsible OHV use
Resources for links to external clubs, associations and other Web sites to help you find all the OHV information you need.

OHV news sign up for OHV e-mail updates about the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Off-highway Vehicle program.
The purpose of the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Off-Highway Vehicle Program is to promote safe, ethical and responsible OHV use while emphasizing protection of environmental resources. The Department recognizes the use of off-highway vehicles as a legitimate source of recreation, however, it is the Department's mission to recognize and minimize OHV impacts on wildlife and their habitat.

Nature Rules! Stay on roads and trails

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