State of Wyoming


*** 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 Wyoming under Title 31 of the Wyoming code. These statutes cover use of off-highway vehicles on lands designated as Wyoming off-road recreational roads.

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





Summary of legislation regulating ATV use

Registration required
All residents of Wyoming operating on public lands and designated off-highway vehicle trails are required to register their vehicle. The numbered registration decal must be displayed on the vehicle.

Non-residents are also required to purchase the OHV permit and display the decal on the vehicle.
Driver license required
A valid drivers license is required for operation of off-highway vehicles on state designated OHV trails.




Helmet required
Operators and riders under the age of 18 are required to wear DOT approved helmets while operating off-highway vehicles on state designated OHV roads.



Headlights and taillight required
When operating off-highway vehicles on public lands or state designated OHV roads from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise , it is required to have working headlights, taillights and brake lights.



Use on public roadways or highways prohibited
Operation of off-highway vehicles on public roadways or highways is prohibited. An exception allows an operator to cross public roadways.



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




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

Non-residents are also required to purchase a Wyoming OHV permit. Permits are available online or from an authorized vendor.

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