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DNR Announces Changes to ATV and UTV Requirements
Several changes to the registration and regulation of all terrain (ATV) and utility terrain vehicles (UTV) that were enacted this legislative session recently took effect.  ATVs and UTVs now must have a registration ID plate and display it on the rear of the machine if it is registered for public use.  Vehicles used for private or agricultural use are not required to display a rear ID plate.  Enforcing the ID plate will help with identification of the ATV or UTV in situations such as theft, complaints and questions about trail use or operation.  Other significant changes include:
-          UTVs will follow nearly all the ATV laws (such as snow removal), except where specifically referenced
-          UTVs will have a specific UTV registration decal
-          A new 5-day ATV and UTV non-resident trail pass
-          Registrations and annual trail passes will expire on March 31
-          A late fee will be assessed for customers renewing their registration after the expiration date
-          UTV operators using the trails will have to be at least 16 years old and have     graduated from ATV Safety Course
-          UTV passengers may not ride in the vehicle’s bed
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