Special Events

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may authorize the holding of organized special events (see "special event" definition, page 5) within the state. The DNR shall adopt rules relating to the conduct of special events held under DNR permits, designating the equipment and facilities necessary for safe operation of ATVs, and for the safety of operators, participants, and observers.

Residents participating in a special event must display a current registration on their ATV or off-road motorcycle. Non-residents must display a valid user permit on their ATV or off-road motorcycle.

A special event for ATVs may include motorcycles upon payment of an entrance fee set by the organizer of the special event. The DNR may require part of the motorcycle entrance fee be credited to pay costs of ATV programs authorized pursuant to the Iowa Code, Section 321I.8.

At least 30 days before the scheduled date of a special event, an application must be filed with the DNR. Applications may be obtained from the Conservation Officers or by writing the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319‑0034.