The Handbook of Indiana Off-Road Vehicle Laws and Safe Operating Procedures for ATVs and Snowmobiles
The Official Off-roading Handbook of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Web Version
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Registering Your ORV
IC 9-18-2.5-3; IC 9-18-2.5-4; IC 9-18-2.5-6; IC 9-18-2..5-7
If you operate an ORV on public property, it must be registered. The only exception is a vehicle that is properly registered in another state and operated by a resident of that state.
All ORVs purchased after December 31, 2003, must be registered.
Registration is $30 for three years.
Registration can be completed at all Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) license branches. Online registration is also available at MyBMV (www.in.gov/bmv) for ORVs that are properly titled or are not required to be titled, and for most snowmobiles.
Upon approval of the application, the BMV will issue two registration decals and a Certificate of Registration containing the vehicle number.
The pocket-sized Certificate of Registration must be carried on the vehicle and made available for inspection by law enforcement officers.
A bill of sale will serve in lieu of the Certificate of Registration for 31 days from the purchase date.
Registration decals must be attached to both sides of the forward half of the vehicle.
All decals must be maintained in a legible condition, and expired decals must be removed from the vehicle.
If your ORV is currently registered and you wish to renew, you may do so online.