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  • No title is required, although one can be obtained if an owner requests one.
  • All ATVs operated on Department of Natural Resources lands need to be registered; renewal of registration is once each year.
  • To operate an ATV in Department of Natural Resources designated areas the operator must have a license or permit, or be under the supervision of a parent and be 12 or older.
State Agency that Regulates ATVs:  State Police. View their Web Site: UNAVAILABLE
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State ATV Deaths
Total Reported Deaths (1982-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
Reported Deaths (1982-2007): 67
Reported Deaths (2008-2011):
*Data collection for 2008-2011
is ongoing
Reported Deaths (1982-2007):
Children under 16

"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is providing the abovementioned information on state laws for your convenience. CPSC is expressing no opinion on any of these various requirements. To ensure full compliance with the laws in your state, CPSC recommends that ATV owners and riders check with their state government or legislative officials for a detailed list of off-road vehicle laws and regulations."

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