Laws Pertaining to Riding OHVs in WA and ID

Disclaimer:
While we have tried to highlight the laws applicable to OHVs, it is the ultimate responsibility
of the vehicle owner/operator be to aware of the laws that pertain to the OHV.

Idaho:
Idaho classifies OHVs as either an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), motorbike, Specialty Off-Highway Vehicle (SOHV), or Utility Type Vehicle (UTV). Please read the definitions on page 12 of their OHV Booklet (link below).

Effective January 1, 2020 all non-residents must purchase an IDPR (Idaho Parks and Recreation) nonresident OHV certificate of number.

A complete list of vendors can be found on the IDPR ATV-Motorbike webpage at https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/atv-motorbike

Idaho has two online resources to help you understand the laws/rules when riding in Idaho:
Idaho Parks and Recreation ATV-Motorbike web page: https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/atv-motorbike
OHV Booklet: https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/OHV_Booklet_2020_Web.pdf
If you desire to ride your OHV on city, county, and highway district roads you will need an Idaho "Restricted Vehicle License Plate". THIS IS NOT THE ORV STICKER!

You must physically go to an ITD motor vehicle office in order to obtain a "Restricted Vehicle License Plate".

Links to applicable Idaho laws:
49-666 - Motorcycle, Motorbike, UTV and ATV Safety Helmets — Requirements and Standards: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title49/T49CH6/SECT49-666/

Title 67 - State Government and State Affairs - Chapter 71 - Recreational Activities:
67-7101 - Definitions: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title67/T67CH71/SECT67-7101/
67-7122 - Application for Certificate of Number — Attachment of Validation Stickers — Certificate — Fees: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title67/T67CH71/SECT67-7122/
67-7125 - Noise Abatement: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title67/T67CH71/SECT67-7125/
If you desire to ride on county, city, and highway district roads, the following additional requirements apply:
49-301 - Drivers to be Licensed: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title49/T49CH3/SECT49-301/
49-402 - Annual Registration (sub-paragraph (4)) - Valid restricted vehicle license plate: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title49/T49CH4/SECT49-402/
49-1232 - Certificate or Proof of Liability Insurance to be Carried in Motor Vehicle: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title49/T49CH12/SECT49-1232/
The following law applies to ALL non-residents:
67-7124 - Off-Highway Vehicles — Nonresident — Off Highway Vehicle User Certification Required: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title67/T67CH71/SECT67-7124/
Washington:
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Links to applicable Washington laws:
Chapter 46.09 RCW (Off-Road, Nonhighway, and Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles): https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.09

Wheeled-All-Terrain Vehicles (WATVs) must also comply with the following RCW:
RCW 46.37.530 (Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, mopeds, electric-assisted bicycles—Helmets, other equipment—Children—Rules): https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.37.530
Disclaimer:
While we have tried to highlight the laws applicable to OHVs, it is the ultimate responsibility
of the vehicle owner/operator be to aware of the laws that pertain to the OHV.