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ATV/UTV Riding in Wisconsin

ATV operators enjoying the trails.

ATV operators enjoying the trails.

Sign up
for a safety class to get a safety certification card (operator license).
Register
your ATV/UTV or purchase a non-resident trail pass to operate an ATV on public trails.
Regulations
Read through the ATV regulations; know the laws.
Grants
apply for funding.

All-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle riding is a growing sport in Wisconsin. Along with the privilege of enjoying the sport comes the responsibility of making sure you are operating these vehicles safely and responsibly. ATV and UTV operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 who are at least 12 years old for ATV(and at least 16 years old for UTV) must complete an ATV and UTV safety certification course in order to operate on public ATV/UTV trails and areas in Wisconsin. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend all ATV and UTV operators complete a safety course.

A letter to parents, guardians, and students. [PDF]


Contact Information
Gary Eddy
Snowmobile/ATV administrator
Julie Fitzgerald
Snowmobile/ATV operations program associate
Diane Conklin
Trail grant manager
General questions
http://dnr.wi.gov/contact/
Last Revised: Tuesday May 31 2016