OHRV User Information
The NH Bureau of Trails was established under Chapter 215-A: Off Highway Recreational Vehicles and Trails. Its purpose is to work with NH Fish & Game, NH Department of Transportation, NH Forests & Lands, local clubs, municipalities, and landowners to develop and maintain safe, public OHRV and snowmobile trails within the State, while studying the environmental and economic impacts related to both recreational sports.
Riding in wetlands is against the law! Violators can be fined up to $10,000 and may be required to restore damages that result from such action (RSAs 482-A
). Stay on the trail – do not ride off through wet areas.
Suspended Driver’s License Warning
Registering Your OHRV
All OHRVs must be registered
with the NH Fish & Game if operated off of the owner’s property. A registration is a privilege to ride off of your own property on approved trails or on another’s property with their written permission. There are no additional trail user fees in NH.
Your OHRV Registration Fees at Work
New Hampshire is nationally recognized for its wealth of wide, well-maintained trails.
The Bureau, local clubs, and NH Fish & Game all work together to encourage club membership, provide Safety Education, and enforce OHRV laws, all of which help to provide riders with a safe and enjoyable riding experience. All of this is done utilizing the fees from riders’ registrations.
Maintaining the Trails
- Most registration fees are returned to local clubs to help pay for trail maintenance through the Grant-in-Aid program
run by the N.H. Bureau of Trails. This program is used for summer construction, including supplies such as bridge materials and allows the Bureau of Trails to provide funding to maintain existing equipment and help replace worn-out equipment.
A Safer Ride
- Registration fees also pay for OHRV Safety Education and Enforcement, coordinated by N.H. Fish and Game. Our safe trails help promote snowmobiling as a family friendly winter recreational opportunity. To find a class, visit the NH Fish and Game's OHRV and snowmobile information web page
Have a question about registering your OHRV? Email