State of Nebraska

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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 Nebraska under Chapter 60 of Nebraska statutes. These statutes cover use of off-highway vehicles on public and private lands.

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

Summary of legislation regulating ATV use

Titling required
All residents of Nebraska are required to title any off-highway vehicles purchased on or after January 1, 2004.

Headlights required
No off-highway vehicle shall be operated without a lighted headlight and taillight from hour after sunset to hour before sunrise.

Operation on public roadways and highways prohibited
It is unlawful to operate off-highway vehicles on public roadways or highways except to cross such a roadway.

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OHV Registration / Permit
The state of Nebraska currently does not require registration of off-highway vehicles, however it is recommended that non-residents possess valid registration and decals from their home state.

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 Nebraska ATV/OHV regulations, please download a copy of the Nebraska OHV Act.