About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Oregon ATV Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your ATV Safety Education Card.

Learn More Register for the Course

Residents

Oregon residents who operate any off-road vehicle on public lands must have an ATV Operating Permit displayed on the vehicle.

Oregon ATV operating permit

There are permits for the four classes of ATVs.

  • Permits are valid for two years.
  • They may be purchased from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department by calling 1-800-551-6949, or you may purchase one from a permit agent.

Permits are $10, and many permit agents charge an additional $0.50. For more information about the operating permits for different ATVs, visit the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department website.

Non-Residents

If you have a valid ATV Operating Permit from another state, Oregon will honor it if that state honors Oregon ATV Operating Permits. This is known as “reciprocity.” For a list of states that have reciprocity with Oregon, visit the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department website.

Non-residents must adhere to Oregon’s equipment and operating requirements.

Exemptions

You are not required to have an ATV Operating Permit for an ATV or off-road motorcycle if the off-road vehicle is used exclusively:

  • For farming or agriculture or…
  • For forestry, tree nurseries, or growing Christmas trees or…
  • On lands owned or leased by the owner of the off-road vehicle.