State of Alaska
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This page includes a brief summary of provincial/state laws regulating ATV / Off-highway vehicle use current to April 2012. It is not intended as an absolute reference as laws are subject to change without notice and many potential prohibited acts may be covered by other legislation or statutes. It is recommended that you consult with the latest version of state statutes or provincial legislation.
General prohibited acts that may not be covered by specific OHV legislation include trespassing on private property, unlawful use of OHV on public highways, reckless use of off-highway vehicles, operation of off-highway vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, damage to public or private property or damage to natural habitats or protected areas which are all unlawful in every province and state.
ATV's and other off-highway vehicles are regulated in the state of Alaska under Chapter 28 of Alaska statutes. These statutes cover use of off-highway vehicles on public and private lands.

For more information on Alaska ATV/OHV regulations, please download a copy of the Alaska OHV Act.

Summary of legislation regulating ATV use
Restrictions on underage operators
No person under 14 may operate an ATV in a state park unless under the direct supervision of an adult 21 or older.

Operation on public roadways or highways prohibited
Operation of off-highway vehicles on public roadways or highways is prohibited except to cross such roadways.

Operation on private property without permission
It is unlawful to operate off-highway vehicles on private property without prior permission of the landowner.

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OHV Registration / Permit
Alaska does not require registration of off-highway vehicles, other than snowmobiles and off-highway vehicles with low pressure tires specifically designed to travel over snow may be registered as snow vehicles. Non-residents are recommended to possess valid out-of-state registration and decals on their vehicle.

For More Information
This page represents a general summary of applicable state laws which apply to the operation of an off-highway vehicle. Laws are subject to change and laws other than specific off-highway vehicle related laws may be in place which may directly or indirectly apply to the operation of a off-highway vehicle in certain circumstances. Please consult with your state statutes if you have any questions.

For more information on Alaska ATV/OHV regulations, please download a copy of the Alaska OHV Act.