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Safety Class
Sign up for a Safety Class; Get your Safety Certification Card (Driver 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
Law Changes
New ATV/UTV Regulations (starting July 1, 2012)
Contact Information
Gary Eddy
Snowmobile/ATV administrator
Julie Fitzgerald
Snowmobile/ATV operations program associate
Cathy Burrow
Trail grant manager
General questions
http://dnr.wi.gov/contact/

ATV crash incident reports

The Department of Natural Resources compiles annual reports each January on all-terrain vehicle fatal crash statistics. This report contains information regarding registration and trail pass numbers, safety tips, number of safety students and instructors, number of fatal and non-fatal crashes and types of and factors involved with fatal crashes. A complete copy of the most recent annual report is available below, and may also be requested by email (please provide a U.S. postal service mailing address).

  • ATV fatality summaries


  • ATV annual reports [PDF]

Reporting ATV crash incidents

An ATV crash incident is any incident (regardless of the number of vehicles involved) that results in a fatality or an injury that requires medical treatment by a physician.

Wisconsin law requires every ATV operator involved in a crash incident to report the incident without delay to law enforcement officials. In addition, within 10 days of the incident, the operator must submit a written report on Form 4100-174 [PDF] to the Department of Natural Resources.

If you are unable to download the pdf form above, forms are also available from DNR offices, sheriff's departments and many local police departments. Additionally, forms may be requested at the address below or by email.

Mail completed forms to:

WI Department of Natural Resources
Safety Section - LE/8
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707

Failure to comply with the above requirements is punishable by a penalty up to $326.

Pursuant to Section 64.10, Wis. Adm. Code, this report may not be used as evidence in a trial.

Last Revised: Friday May 26 2017