State and local ATV/SxS UTV laws can dictate registration requirements, speed limits, open and prohibited trails, trail or riding area restrictions, and other rules of the trail when it comes to your ATV or SxS/UTV.
As with any vehicle, states impose special rules regarding youth operation of off-road vehicles. Depending on the size of the vehicle, there may be different age requirements associated. Although four-wheeler riders under 18 must wear helmets, it’s important for drivers of any age to do so. Even if not required by law, your safety is top priority. Some states require that people under a certain age must have completed state-approved safety courses before operating an ATV or SxS UTV.
All states prohibit operating off-road vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
To help you track down the pertinent UTV and ATV laws by state, we’ve rounded up links to ATV/UTV regulations for all 50 states below and divided them up by geographic region.