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    Wyoming Special Vehicles

    Wyoming's Department of Transportation (DOT) requires snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), and trailers to be registered. Fortunately for you, the process is remarkably easy, similar to registering a car.

    Registering an ATV in Wyoming

    To register your all-terrain vehicle (ATV), simply bring the title certificate into your local Wyoming county treasurer's office and pay a registration fee that's based on the vehicle's factory cost.

    You'll also need an Off-Road Recreational Vehicle (ORV) permit to operate on Wyoming's public lands. This annual permit is $15 and can be obtained from a variety of locations, including some local businesses, Bureau and Land Management offices, and some county treasurer offices.

    You can also order your ORV online at the Wyoming Department of State Parks website, or by calling (877) 996-7275.

    Registering a Snowmobile

    All snowmobiles must be titled with your Wyoming county clerk.

    In addition, you need to pay an annual user fee with either your county treasurer or with any Wyoming permit selling agent. When you pay the $25 fee, you'll receive a user fee decal that must be affixed, in full view, on the left side of the snowmobile's cowl.

    The decals are valid from July 1 to June 30, and must be renewed annually.

    Registering a Trailer in WY

    Trailers Under 1,000 Pounds

    All trailers under 1,000 lbs. must be titled with the Wyoming DOT. Trailers must be titled first before registering.

    If you tow a homemade trailer, you'll need to obtain a vehicle identification number (VIN) from the Wyoming DOT in order for it to be titled. To apply for a VIN, complete an Application for Assignment of Special Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) (Form MV-401) and mail it with your payment to the address specified on the form.

    After you're assigned a VIN, the trailer will need to be inspected by a law enforcement officer.

    To register a trailer under 1,000 lbs. (empty weight) you must:

    Trailers Over 1,000 Pounds

    To register a trailer weighing 1,000 lbs. or more, you must:

    • Visit your local county treasurer's office.
    • Bring a weight certificate.
    • Bring the trailer's title.
    • Pay all applicable fees.

    Multipurpose Vehicles

    If you have a multipurpose vehicle, you must register it with the WY DOT if you plan on operating it on any street or highway in the state. If you are not going to drive it on public streets or highways, you don't need to register it, but it will still need to be titled.

    NOTE: You may NOT operate your multipurpose vehicle on interstate highways.

    Registration fees will vary depending on the factory price of your multipurpose vehicle. For more information, contact the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

    Multipurpose vehicles are defined as vehicles that:

    • Have at least 4 wheels.
    • Weigh between 300 lbs. and 3,000 lbs. (empty weight).
    • Have a driver seat.
    • Have an identifying number.

    For more information, visit the Wyoming DOT website.

    Motorhomes and RVs in Wyoming

    Make sure your motorhome or recreational vehicle (RV) is registered properly in Wyoming before you take it for a drive. The process is the same as registering a regular car, however, fees may vary.

    For more information, visit our Register Car in Wyoming page.

    WY Moped Registration

    Mopeds DO NOT have to be registered in Wyoming.

    The state defines a moped as a vehicle with:

    • 2 to 3 wheels.
    • Foot pedals that help power the vehicle (like a bicycle).
    • An automatic transmission.
    • An engine up to 50 cc and up to 2 hp.
    • A top speed of 30 MPH.

    If your vehicle exceeds these limits, it may be classed as a motorcycle and will require registration as a motorcycle.