for immediate release
Maricopa County Homepage   MARICOPA COUNTY
Air Quality Department, Bob Huhn, PIO
1001 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Ph 602-506-6713

Arizona OHV Decal program marks their 3rd anniversary

As the Arizona OHV Decal program marks their 3rd anniversary, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds ATV, dirt-bike and other off-highway vehicle operators that their vehicle needs to display a valid OHV Decal in order to operate in the state of Arizona (with the exception of operating on private property.)


The OHV Decal program went into effect Jan. 1, 2009. Many OHV users in Arizona purchased their decal in January to be in compliance with the program. Game and Fish reminds those who typically purchase or renew their decal in January that your renewal deadline is approaching.


Sign up for the electronic renewal reminder at


Keep in mind that the notice is just a reminder. You will need to purchase or renew your OHV Decal through any Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office, any MVD third-party service provider, or online at (The OHV Decal link is in the “All Services” section at the bottom of that page. Your OHV Decal number is the same as your plate number.)


If your vehicle is made by the manufacturer for use over unimproved terrain and weighs 1,800 pounds or less, it is required to display a valid OHV Decal regardless of what type of license plate you have. Many “street-legal” vehicle owners need to have the OHV Decal on their vehicle, and in most cases, the decal will allow for free registration and a reduced vehicle license tax (VLT). Always make sure you renew your OHV Decal first, then renew registration to receive the free registration and reduced VLT benefit.


Dollars from the OHV Decal program have already been used on trail improvement projects in the White Mountains, clean-up projects around the Phoenix metro area, OHV Ambassador program support, OHV outreach materials, Arizona online OHV education program, and to hire nine new OHV enforcement officers.


For more information about the OHV Decal program, educational opportunities, or to find places to ride, visit


Off highway vehicle use is restricted during a high pollution advisory [HPA] within Maricopa County.  For information on when it's "ok" to ride your OHV, visit and check the Air Quality Status box.


   << Back