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If you're going to drive it on private land or official off-road areas, get an off-road sticker through the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) or through the County Assessor's Office.
Farmers who only operate their ATVs on their own property don't have to register it, but they are encouraged to do so.
NOTE: A restricted use license plate is now required for all off-highway vehicles (OHV). The plate, along with an OHV registration sticker, allows all OHVs to operate on Forest Service roads, unless otherwise posted. The license plate and registration sticker can ONLY be obtained at County Assessor Motor Vehicle offices.
Everyone must title an all-terrain vehicle (ATV); this protects you if it's stolen. Title your ATV at your County Assessor's Motor Vehicle Office. When you purchase an ATV from a dealer, they may take care of the registration and titling for you.
Registration & Title Fees
To make your ATV street legal, the registration fee is $19.25 in Ada County, and $15.25 in all other Idaho counties.
A yearly off-road sticker from the IDPR costs $12; the County Assessor also sells these. Certain IDPR areas require you to have a license plate and a sticker; check with the IDPR for these locations.
Whether you drive your ATV off-road or not, the title fee is $14, plus sales tax (6% of the purchase price).
You must purchase a recreational vehicle sticker. For trailers, the first-time issuance fees are prorated quarterly, and are as follows:
- $8.50 for the first $1,000 of the trailer's market value.
- $5 extra for each remaining $1,000 portion.
You will not, however, have to title your trailer.
The process to register and title your aircraft depends on what it is. Contact the Idaho Division of Aeronautics for instructions.
Call (208) 334-8775 or in-state toll free (800) 426-4587.
Other Topics in This Section
- Register Car
- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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