ATV permits in Oregon
An ATV Operating Permit (sticker) is required for your machine if you are operating it on lands open to ATV use. The price is $10 and is valid for two years. Each permit represents the number of ATVs in Oregon and the appropriate fuel taxes are placed in the ATV Grant Fund. About $75 of fuel taxes are applied to every sticker purchased in Oregon. These funds are put back on the ground to keep your riding areas open and in good condition.
There are two ways to purchase a Permit:
Go to our
State Park online store
to purchase. Upon purchase, you will receive a temporary permit in the form of a PDF file that you can print out, or save to your smartphone. It is good for 14 days.
There are approximately 160 private ATV operating permit agents located throughout the state and several State Parks Offices to purchase the sticker you can place on your machine.
Oregon accepts stickers from other states which accept our stickers, including California, Washington and Nevada. Other states such as Idaho, Utah and Arizona do not accept Oregon stickers, therefore we cannot accept theirs. For a compete list, see the ATV Permits-out of state riders link below. Out of state residents can purchase an Oregon sticker for $10 which is valid for two years.
These funds help provide statewide funding for off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation projects such as operation and maintenance, law enforcement, emergency medical services, land acquisition, planning, and development in Oregon's OHV recreation areas.
The ATV Operating Permit, also known at ATV Sticker or Decal, is required when operating a Class I, II, III or IV ATV on lands open to the public for ATV use.
If a vehicle, such as a motorcycle or truck has a license plate, they need the sticker on trails or sand dunes. If you are operating a street legal vehicle such as a truck on forest gravel roads which are open to passenger vehicles, then you do not need a sticker. These gravel roads may be open to ATV use, and then you would need to have ATV sticker if you do not have a license plate.
You can purchase ATV Permits one of 3 ways:
1) Online at https://store.oregonstateparks.org.
2) At any one of the many permit agents located throughout the state in stores and ATV dealerships
3) You can also purchase the permit over the phone, with Visa or MasterCard, by calling 877-772-3359. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Please have the following information ready purchasing a permit:
- Class Type (ATV, Motorcycle, 4x4, Side-by-side)
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- Name of owner
- Address (house number & street)
- Mailing address if different from above, and city, state, zip code
The price for a Class I, II, III, or IV permit is $10 to $10.50, depending on where the permit is purchased. All OPRD offices charge $10.
All permits, Class I, II, III, and IV are valid for 2 years from the month of issue. The permit expires on the last day of the month punched on the permit. Therefore if a permit is purchased at the beginning of the month, it will be valid for 2 years plus the remainder of the days of that month.
For side-by-sides, jeeps, trucks and passenger vehicle, the decal must be visible from the rear of the vehicle. Suggested placement areas are bumper, tailgate or rear window. For quads, place decal on the right hand side of vehicle in visible location for sand rail vehicles the decal is to be displayed on the backside of the roll bar in the middle. For motorcycles, display decal in allocation that is visible when the rider is on the vehicle.
Permits that are lost or damaged, such as broken windows, switching out body parts, or peeled off by removing front forks will be replaced for the full fee and a new permit must be issued.
Out of state permits:
An ATV/OHV operating permit that is issued in another state shall be honored in the State of Oregon if the issuing state also honors an Oregon ATV operating permit. This arrangement is Reciprocity. Unfortunately more states do not accept the State of Oregon Sticker, therefore residents of those states must purchase an Oregon ATV Sticker.
There is not a different sticker for out of state residents. You would just purchase the regular Oregon ATV Permit and that would be valid for 2 years.
For a list of states that have reciprocity with Oregon visit the ATV-Permits-Out of State Riders section below.
A person who operates an off road vehicle in a designated off road area or trail without a permit is subject to a Class C traffic violation. Which is base fine of $165.
ATV Permits-Out of State Riders
Some western states have reciprocity laws and will accept an Oregon registration. Check with the state agency that manages ATVs for their requirements.
As of January 2020, states that allow an Oregon ATV sticker are:
These states currently have an OHV registration program that can issue a plate or decal (or both) that serves as their ATV permit to operate on or off-road. This plate may or may not make the OHV street legal to be operated on public roads and highways. Oregon recognizes other states' OHV plates or ATV permits in lieu of the Oregon ATV permit when operating off-road.
Ocean Shores-ATV Operating Permits
Ocean Shore ATV Operating Permits are issued by OPRD. A person with a disability can establish they are entitled to a reasonable accommodation by providing OPRD a copy of physician’s letter; DMV disabled placard; Veterans letter; or Oregon State Parks Special Access Pass.
Once established, they can qualify for a permit to operate a quad (Class I ATV) or side-by-side (Class IV ATV) on certain ocean shore areas. However, upon request from an individual with a disability, OPRD may issue such a permit for sections closed to motorized use using criteria established under OAR 736-004-0062.
For more information, please contact (541) 563-8504 for the north coast (Clatsop-Lincoln), and (541) 888- 9324 Ext 227, for the south coast (Lane-Curry).