An ORV route permit (additional 10 for a total of 36.25) is required to operate on designated ORV routes / roads and special ORVuse areas. No hiking permit is required for private properties. ORV hiking permits do not count as single user licenses and an ORV license must also be purchased.
- online via electronic license.
- MNR customer service centers.
- by mail: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, PO Box 30181, Lansing, MI 48909.
- with participating MNR licensors.
|Use ORV in an enclosed space||$ 215|
|Transport without tires or gun on ORV||$ 245|
|no helmet||$ 115|
|No spark arrester||$ 120|
The Michigan state legislature recently passed a bill to legalize the UTV port. If you live in a small, crowded part of the country, there’s a good chance you can get by with something like a UTV (margin). Most of the time, however, you won’t see them on the street because they’re not legal. This will change in Michigan.
Wherever you are allowed to cycle, you should stay on marked roads and trails. Michigan State Forest Land has thousands of miles of open roads for ATV and UTV use. An ORV license is required to use this path.
Snowmobile permits are available from:
Michigan law defines an ORV as any motor vehicle that can be used nationwide (without the benefit of a road or lane) on dirt, snow, and other natural terrain. The Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Act applies to all off-road vehicles, regardless of engine size, type, or size.
The Gladwin ORV Scramble Area is a moderately difficult 80-mile trail located near Rhodes, Michigan that offers wildlife viewing and is suitable for all skill levels. The trail is mainly used for nature walks and 4WD trips. It is best to use it from April to September.
An all-terrain vehicle (ORV) is a motorized off-road recreational vehicle that can travel over land without using a road or path. It can move on land, snow, ice, swamps, swamps, or any other natural terrain.
Off-road bikes usually don’t have a title, some states give them a title. So when you buy a real off-road bike, it usually doesn’t have a title. If you’re lucky, the seller still has the original MSO and some states have OHV titles, but they don’t have the title like road vehicles.
Off-road vehicles. An off-road vehicle is designed for road traffic and does not meet road safety standards. To drive your SUV on the highway, you need to register, apply for a sign, driver’s license and insurance.
Most new motorcycles and off-road vehicles don’t have a title. They come with a certificate of origin. However, once you have purchased this new bike, ask the dealer for a copy of your proof of purchase to prove that you legitimately own it.
While it is possible in the state to drive a golf cart on an ORV course as long as it has an ORV license, this does not legally make a golf cart an ORV. To qualify as an ORV, a golf cart must be able to travel across the country without the benefits of a road or trail.
ATV and side-by-side have titles or MSOs that we talked about earlier. The same rules apply and are treated the same in most states.
ATVs aren’t generally allowed on public roads with annual car maintenance, but that doesn’t mean they’re banned altogether. Michigan has many miles of roads to allow for the use of these vehicles, so you can still enjoy a good ride with your new ATV speaker tube.