State of Louisiana
*** NOTICE ***
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.
Preamble

ATV's and other off-highway vehicles are regulated in the state of Louisiana under Title 32 of Louisiana statutes. These statutes cover use of off-highway vehicles on public and private lands.

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



Summary of ATV Regulations


Titling required
All residents of Louisiana are required to title their off-highway vehicle.


Registration required
All residents of Louisiana are required to register their off-highway vehicles and display valid decals on the vehicle.

Louisiana does not currently issue non-resident OHV permits, however local or county OHV permits may be required in certain areas.

Use in state parks prohibited
Operation of off-highway vehicles in state parks is prohibited unless used specifically in an area designated for OHV use.




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OHV Registration / Permit
All residents are required to register their off-highway vehicles and display a valid registration decal on the vehicle.

Louisiana does not currently issue non-resident OHV permits or registration to non-residents, however some counties and other agencies may require local permits for OHV use in some areas of Louisiana. It is recommended that non-residents possess valid out-of-state registration and decals on the 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 Louisiana ATV/OHV regulations, please download a copy of the Louisiana OHV Act.