ATV Activity Information

ATV Laws and Regulations

Registering Your OHRV

All OHRVs must be registered if operated off of the owner’s property. A registration is a privilege to ride off of your own property on approved trails or with written land owner permission. There are no additional trail user fees in N.H.

2011/2012 OHRV registrations are valid from the date of issue through June 30, 2012 and are not prorated. New registration decals are typically available from OHRV Registration Agents.

When registering an OHRV the owner must:
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age, present a valid driver’s license or non driver photo ID, and apply in person.
  2. Must present a valid N.H. driver’s license or N.H. non driver photo ID to qualify for resident rates.
  3. May bring previous registration certificate to the registration agency, or must provide the following vehicle information: year of manufacture, make, model, displacement, primary and secondary colors, and VIN. OHRVs are not titled in N.H. – no title, bill of sale or previous registration is required.
  4. Will receive a new registration certificate and two decals. Must affix one decal on each side of the cowling or on the outside of the windshield, clearly visible and not obstructed.
Click here to view a brochure of the current rules, registration fees and other registration information. 

For more information visit the N.H. Fish and Game site at:

2011/2012 Registration Fees

Wheeled OHRV (resident) - $55  |  cost breakdown 
Wheeled OHRV (non-resident) - $74  |  cost breakdown 
2-Wheeled Trail Bike (resident) - $46  |  cost breakdown 
2-Wheeled Trail Bike (non-resident) - $65  |  cost breakdown 

Your OHRV Registration Fees at Work

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.

Reputation for Excellence - New Hampshire is nationally recognized for its wealth of wide, well-maintained trails. By encouraging club membership, providing Safety Education and enforcing OHRV laws, we are working together to provide you with a safe and enjoyable riding experience. These high standards are maintained by your registration fees.

Signs and Trail Markers (215-A:33)

Signs and trail markers are established for safety. A great deal of time and money is spent to erect signs. It is illegal to remove, destroy, deface or obstruct signs and markers on trails or on private property. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

Respect private property and stay on the trails! Without the private landowner's permission, our trail system would not have many miles of riding pleasure.

Caution Curves Delineate Diamond
The CAUTION sign is used to warn riders of a hazard The WINDING TRAIL sign is used to inform riders that they are approaching a series of curves in the trail ahead The Chevron ALIGNMENT identifies a sharp turn and provides riders with additional guidance through the turn. The REASSURING BLAZER sigm (often called the Trail Diamond) informs rider that they are on a designated trail.
Directions Object Please Stay On Trail Slow
The DIRECTIONAL MARKER sign is used as a direction change marker in areas where the rider could venture off the designated trail. The object marker sign identifies a fixed object at the side of the trail. It is used any time the fixed object (such as the bridge railings) narrows the normal width of the trail. The PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL sign reminds riders to ride in a specific area, per the request of the landowners. The SLOW instructs riders to temporarily slow their vehicle
Stop Stop Ahead Trailhead
The STOP sign instructs rider to bring vehicles to a COMPLETE STOP before proceeding with caution. The STOP AHEAD sign informs riders that they are approaching a stop sign. The TRAILAHEAD sign informs riders that the trial has been funded by public registration fees and is a design trail.