- 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.
- 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:
CLASS I AND CLASS II - OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES