The Official Iowa Off-roading Safety Handbook
Stay up to date with IA laws governing off-roading and safe 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
An ATV is not a toy. It’s a vehicle built primarily for off-road recreation. ATVs can provide hours of safe, enjoyable off-road riding. But ATVs 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 ATV regulations to make your off-road experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the state ATV laws and guidelines in this handbook.