Title, Registration, and Insurance
In Oregon, you are not required to have a title, registration, or insurance for ATVs, ORMs, or side-by-sides.
The state recommends titling your vehicle because a title provides proof of ownership in case your vehicle is lost or stolen. If your off-road vehicle is financed or insured, a title may be required. To obtain a title for your unregistered ATV or off-road motorcycle, visit the Oregon DMV website.
Although insurance is not required, it protects you, your vehicle, and other people in the event of an accident.
You must have a title, registration, and liability insurance for any off-road motorcycle that is “street legal” and being operated on public roads, rather than off-road. In addition, street-legal motorcycles must have:
- A valid license plate with a white license plate light
- A red reflector on the rear of the vehicle
- A white headlight that is on at all times
- A red taillight and a brake light
- A muffler with a spark arrestor
- Fenders on both wheels
- An operable brake
- A rearview mirror
- Turn signals
- A horn
In addition, a street-legal motorcycle operator must wear a DOT-approved helmet and carry a valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement or a valid motorcycle instruction permit when operating a motorcycle.