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New Legislation Changes ATV Size and Weight Limits
New legislation that became effective November 1, 2007 has changed the definition of an All Terrain Vehicle as that definition applies to titling and registration requirements. The maximum size and weight limits have been reduced and requirements for a saddle seat and handlebars added.
As a result of House Bill 1606, ATV’s are now defined as being a motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is forty-eight inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of 800 pounds or less, traveling on two or more low-pressure tires, and having a seat designed to be straddled by the operator and handlebars for steering.
ATV’s that fall under the new statutory definition and are purchased on or after November 1, 2007, must be titled and registered through an Oklahoma tag agency. Excise tax, assessed in lieu of sales tax, will be collected by the tag agency. All terrain vehicles that do not meet the revised statutory definition are not to be titled or registered and sales tax is to be collected by the retailer at time of purchase.
The statutory definition of off-road motorcycles was not affected by this legislation. They continue to be subject to titling, registration and excise tax, upon any ownership change occurring after July 1, 2005.
If you have questions concerning the registering or titling of ATV’s or off-road motorcycles, please contact your local tag agent or the Motor Vehicle Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission at (in-state toll-free) 1-800-522-8165, extension 13221, or (direct) 405-521-3221, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org..