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could have seen this coming. as a (past) long time OHV user, this has been brought up several times in the past. in 2006 AZ was trying to pass a similar bill to change AZ OHV laws and all OHV vehicle's would need a 'green sticker', very similar to CA's "sticker" program. i think having insurance and mandatory emmissions is a bit extreme though. alot of newer 4 stroke engines could easily pass emmissions and a decibel test straight from the factory, but any pre 2001 2 stroke engine would need to be heavily modified to pass an emmissions and or decibel test due to the straight through design and pre mixing.

tis a sad sad day to see this come to reality, but im sure the goverment (in all thier infinite wisdom) sees this as a "good and better" option...(yeah right)

oh well...
 

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Lets have some Kool-aid!
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Here is a more detailed version

• Effective Jan. 1, 2009, you must annually purchase an off-highway vehicle decal (OHV Decal) for any off-highway vehicle you have that is designed by the manufacturer primarily for off-highway use AND weighs 1,800 pounds or less, in order to operate it in Arizona. This includes most all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides (utility vehicles), dirt bikes and some sand rails. The OHV Decal must be affixed to your OHV's license plate.

• All OHVs must have an Arizona Certificate of Title and license plate. If the vehicle is not titled, or if you have an out-of-state title, you will need to visit an Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office or authorized third-party provider to obtain an Arizona Certificate of Title. MVD recommends that you title your vehicle now to avoid long lines AND so you can order your OHV Decal online at www.servicearizona.com beginning January 1, 2009. If you don't ride regularly, by law you must have a title for your vehicle by July 1, 2009. For more information go online to www.azdot.gov/mvd.

• The OHV Decal can be purchased after Jan. 1, 2009 at www.servicearizona.com or by visiting MVD offices or authorized third-party providers during normal business hours. The cost of the OHV Decal is still being determined by MVD and is expected to be announced soon. Once the cost is announced, it will be posted at www.azdot.gov/mvd.

• The OHV Decal is an annual user fee that will provide funds for better OHV management and protection of natural resources while helping maintain access. It is not the same as "registration." Registration refers to the process that is required if you want to legally ride your off-highway vehicle on improved and maintained roads and streets.
 

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Braaaapp!
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Insurance and emissions is only if you want to make it street legal.

Basically for off road you need
A title
RV plate
ORV sticker


The local boards seem to be blowing up with people outraged that they have to mount a license plate on their dirt bike. Lots of pissed off people. The thing is, you are supposed to have had that plate on anyway! I moved out here over 2 years ago and was told by the MVD and several other riders that you need your RV plate when on state land. It's just never been enforced before. It's almost funny seeing how pissed some people are getting about something that was already a law!

Oh, and lasted update is no third-party places to get the sticker, it's MVD or servicearizona.com only. And cost is $25 per year. If you want you can get a street plate at the same time for an additional $3.
 

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What about visitors?

I took a gander but didn't see much info for visitors (OHV registered out of state). I know some folks that pack up the toy hauler and do some road trips. Anyone know what they are supposed to do? (applying at the AZ DMV ain't gonna be an option for a weekend road trip).

-Kevin
 
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