Buying and Selling an ORV
IC 9-17-1-1; IC 9-18.1-14-1
- A person who buys an ORV must apply to the BMV within 45 days from the date of purchase to register the ORV.
- After 45 days from the date of purchase, the ORV may not be operated until registered.
- ORVs purchased or acquired on or after January 1, 2010, must be titled with the BMV.
Operating on Highways and Roads
- An ORV may be ridden on the public right-of-way adjacent to a public highway, except a limited-access highway, when there is sufficient width to do so without endangering life or property.
- You may cross a public highway, other than a limited-access highway, at a 90-degree angle to get from one area to another. To do so, you must:
- Bring your vehicle to a complete stop before crossing and…
- Yield to all traffic.
- Cities, towns, and counties have individual laws pertaining to ORVs. Check these before riding.
- An ORV may be operated on a road or highway for a special event after obtaining a permit.
Youth Helmet Law
A person under the age of 18 years old who is riding or operating an ORV is required to wear a helmet that meets the standards established by the United States Department of Transportation under 49 CFR 571.218.
Operating on Public Property
- An ORV may not be ridden on public property without the consent of the state or an agency of the state.
- An ORV may not be ridden in a U.S. forest without the consent of the U.S. Forest Service.