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The Official Iowa Off-Road Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with Iowa laws governing off-roading and safe ORV operation with the off-roading handbook of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The Handbook of Iowa All-Terrain Vehicle, Off-Road Utility and Off-Road Motorcycle Regulations

ORV Basics

An ORV is not a toy. It’s a vehicle built primarily for off-road recreation. ORVs can provide hours of safe, enjoyable off-road riding. But ORVs also can be dangerous if you don’t understand your vehicle or know proper riding procedures.

Safe and Responsible

Safety on Iowa off-road areas is the responsibility of everyone. Use the handbook to familiarize yourself with the steps to make your 4-wheeler outings safe and enjoyable.

It’s the Law!

Iowa law enforcement officers enforce state ORV regulations to make your off-road experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the state ORV laws and guidelines in this handbook.

The Iowa Off-roading handbook is also available in a free PDF version.