Where To Place the Decals on the Vehicle
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
For displaying decals on four wheel ATVs, place decals in an observable location on each side of the front fenders.
Utility-Terrain Vehicle (UTV)/Side by Sides (SxS) & Off Road Buggy
For displaying decals on utility-terrain vehicles (UTV)/side by sides (SxS) and off road buggies/rock crawlers, position one decal on each of the outside faces of the roll bars in an observable location.
Three Wheeler & Dirt Bike
For displaying decals on dirt bikes (off road motorcycles) and on three wheel ATVs, position one decal on each of the outside faces of the upper end of the forks.
If your permit has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you will have to purchase a new permit. A new OHV permit (non-stick) can be purchased
or by phone at (800) 244-5613 or in person at any
. A new OHV permit (sticker) can be purchased at CPW locations or at various OHV permit vendors. Call ahead when visiting a location to make sure they offer the service(s) you need.
Purchasing an OHV
Dealers are required by law to complete the registration application for you and collect the registration fee before the vehicle leaves their premises. The dealer will forward the application to our office where we will process the request.
If purchasing an OHV from a private party, have the seller provide you with a Bill of Sale to serve as your proof of ownership. An acceptable Bill of Sale includes:
- both the seller and buyer’s printed names and signatures,
- the vehicle identification number (if any),
- the vehicle make, model and year (if known) and
- the date of the sale.
An acceptable private party to private party Bill of Sale template can be downloaded here for your use. When you purchase an OHV from a private party, you may use your Bill of Sale as a temporary registration for 30 days. The Bill of Sale must be carried on the OHV while riding until the registration decals and card get to you in the mail. Sorry, at this time, on-line registration for a newly purchased OHV is not available.
Help Us Keep Your Record(s) Accurate
Be sure to double check your online account and update your contact information, mailing address, email address and phone number whenever you purchase products from CPW so you will receive our renewal reminders. CPW cannot be responsible for customer data entry errors made during online purchases, and record corrections are charged the applicable replacement fee.
Where the Money Goes
The Colorado OHV Registration Program fees fund trail maintenance, construction, trailheads, parking areas, trail signs, maps, and land acquisition. It also enables law enforcement personnel to identify and return stolen vehicles, encourages safe and responsible OHV use, and promotes respect for public lands.
Since the program started in 1991, $73 million from OHV registration fees has been allocated for “on the ground” improvements for motorized recreation.
Many groups benefit from OHV registration, including:
- OHV owners and operators;
- Local, state and federal land managers who can use the funds to better manage natural resources;
- Towns and counties that want to attract OHV riders to enhance their local economies; and
- The general public; educated OHV enthusiasts are more conscientious and better stewards of the land.