Off-Highway Vehicles + Class I/II Vehicles

AUTHORITY:
Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 55-3-101(c)(2), 55-4-101, and 55-8-101, Public Chapter 155 (2019)

DESCRIPTION:

  • Off highway motor vehicles are vehicles that are not driven or moved on the public highway. They are generally referred to as all terrain vehicles (ATV’s) and are limited to:
    • Motorcycles commonly referred to as dirt bikes.
    • Snowmobiles or other vehicles designed to travel exclusively on snow or ice.
    • Any motor vehicle commonly referred to as a sand buggy, dune buggy, four-wheeler or an all-terrain vehicle.
    • Motorized bicycles, except when voluntarily registered.
  • If a title has been issued for an off-highway vehicle, a Tennessee Department of Revenue (TDR) sticker must be affixed to the vehicle as evidence that a title has been issued. The sticker is non renewable and non-transferable and becomes invalid when the vehicle is sold or dismantled. A TDR sticker must be affixed to any ATV operated in many federal or state owned facilities such as parks and game reserves.
  • TDR stickers are issued by the County Clerks.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • MSO or Certificate of Title properly assigned to the owner. If purchasing a new vehicle:
    • A bill of sale or new car invoice, indicating sales tax collected by the selling dealer.
  • If vehicle is purchase as part of a casual sale, a Certificate of Title should be properly assigned and the County Clerk will collect the sales tax.

The following chart outlines which off-highway vehicles should be issued a registration based on vehicle specifications:

RELATED TOPICS:
CLASS I AND CLASS II - OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

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