Province of Saskatchewan
*** 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

The use of off highway vehicles within the province of Saskatchewan is regulated under the Saskatchewan All Terrain Vehicle Act.

For more information, download a copy of the Saskatchewan ATV Regulations


Summary of legislation regulating ATV use
Minimum age
A minimum age is 16 is required to operate an off highway vehicle unrestricted on public lands.

Children aged 12-15 may operate a off highway vehicle on public lands provided;
a) that they are accompanied by an individual over the age of 16 and one who holds a valid drivers
         license and has held such a license for a minimum of 365 days OR
    
     b) that they are directly supervised by an individual over the age of 16 and one who holds a valid
         drivers license and has held such a license for a minimum of 365 days. OR
    
     c) that they have successfully completed a government approved ATV safety course.
Drivers license or safety course required
All Saskatchewan residents 16 years of age or older operating off highway vehicles on public lands must;
a) hold a valid drivers license OR

b) must have successfully passed a government approved ATV safety course.

Non-residents of Saskatchewan are exempt provided that they meet all the requirements of operating a off highway vehicle in their home province or state.

Insurance required
All operators of off highway vehicles on public lands in Saskatchewan are required to hold a minimum of $200 000 in liability insurance. Non-residents are required to hold liability insurance from their home province or state that is valid for operation in the province of Saskatchewan or to purchase temporary Saskatchewan liability insurance.

 
Helmet and eye protection required
All operators and riders of off highway vehicles on public lands or private lands are required to use DOT approved helmets and wear eye protection or use a helmet which includes a visor.

A exemption exists for operation of an off highway vehicle on private lands which is owned or leased by an immediate family member.


Operation on highways prohibited
It is unlawful to operate an off highway vehicle on the traveled portion of a public highway, other than is required to safely cross.

Children 12-15 who meet all the requirements of operating a off highway vehicle on public lands are prohibited from operating off highway vehicles on public roadways other than to safely cross the roadway.


Operation on private lands without permission prohibited
It is unlawful to operate an off highway vehicle on private lands or public lands leased by third parties without prior permission of the land owner or lease holder.




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OHV Registration / Permit
Saskatchewan does not currently require registration of off-highway vehicles, however non-residents are recommended to possess valid registration and decals from their home province or state.

For more information on Saskatchewan ATV/OHV regulations, please download a copy of the Saskatchewan ATV Regulations