The Official Iowa Off-roading Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with IA laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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

ATV Basics

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.

Free Version

This Iowa boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.