State Agency that Regulates ATVs: Department of Parks and Recreation.
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- All operators on public lands are required to wear a helmet at all times.
- All ATVs are required to be titled and registered with the owner receiving a numbered plate for the ATV.
- Registration is to be renewed once each year.
- No one under 18 is to operate an ATV on public land unless they are in possession of a safety certificate or with an adult who possesses a safety certificate.
- No one under 14 may operate an ATV on public land unless they are accompanied and directly supervised by a parent/guardian, or an adult who is authorized by the parent/guardian.
- No one under 14 may operate an ATV on public land unless they or the adult directly supervising them possesses a safety certificate.
- No passengers are allowed at any time while on public lands, except one passenger may be carried if the ATV is designed for a passenger.
- ATVs may not be used on highways, except to cross these highways.
Training: Click here to learn how to enroll in an ATV safety training course near you!
Legislation: To view California's state ATV laws, click here