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Nonresident OHV Use Permits

About Nonresident OHV Use Permits

Nonresident OHV Use Permit ImageAll vehicles operated off-highway on public lands in California are required to be (1) street-licensed or (2) registered as an off-highway vehicle (OHV). If you are visiting California from another state and your vehicle does not have a current registration from your home state, you must purchase a California Nonresident OHV Use Permit before you recreate on public lands. A title sticker or title plate is not registration. Additional information is available on the FAQs web page. The Nonresident OHV Use Permit fee is $30. To locate a vendor, please download the vendor list PDF listed below.

The 2013 Nonresident permits will be valid from the date of sale through December 31, 2013.

 Nonresident Permit Vendor List (PDF) [12/8/12]
 OHV Permit Order Form (PDF)

To learn more about the program, please contact a local Ranger or the OHMVR Division at:

California State Parks, OHMVR Division
Nonresident OHV Use Permit Program
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 324-4442
Email: ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov

Arizona Visitors

Please refer to the Arizona OHV Decal Program web page for updated information.

Purchase Nonresident OHV Use Permits Online

California Nonresident OHV Use permits are now available for purchase online. This online service allows visitors an easy and convenient way to purchase OHV permits. The cost of each permit is $30.00 plus an online service fee of $1.95. Visitors may purchase permits using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or e-check.

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