Effective tomorrow, December 1, 2023, owners of multipurpose off-highway vehicles (MPOHVs) may voluntarily register their vehicles so they may be driven on county roads. For vehicles that qualify as MPOHVs, owners will be able to register their vehicles and receive a certificate of registration and a license plate. MPOHVs will not be titled.
Read Policy Bulletin MVD-2023-06B – Registration of Multipurpose Off-Highway Motor Vehicles below.Policy Bulletin MVD-2023-06B - Registering Multipurpose Off-Highway Vehicles
Registration of MPOHVs is not required. Owners of MPOHVs may continue to use the vehicles solely for off-road purposes without registration.
What vehicles can be registered?
HB 121 provides for the registration of “multipurpose off-highway vehicles.” Only MPOHVs manufactured after January 1, 2000 may be registered. Not all vehicles built for off-road purposes or purposes other than driving on roads will qualify as an MPOHV eligible for registration.
MPOHVs must have “features specifically intended for utility use” and meet several specifications. MPOHVs must operate at speeds between 25 miles per hour and 65 miles per hour. MPOHVs cannot be wider than 80 inches. MPOHVs must have a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 4,000 pounds and must have a minimum cargo capacity of 350 pounds. MPOHVs must travel on four or more wheels, use a steering wheel, and use a nonstraddle seat. The requirements in the last sentence will exclude from registration dirt bikes, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and other vehicles with handlebar steering, straddle seats or less than four wheels.