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Frequently Asked Questions - Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

Class III off-highway vehicles must be equipped with one head lamp, one tail light, and brakes.

Definition:  A class III off-highway vehicle weighs less than 8,000 pounds, travels on four or more tires, has a seat and a wheel for steering control, and is designated for or capable of cross-country on or over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or other natural terrain.

An individual may operate a registered off-highway vehicle on a gravel, dirt, or loose surface roadway and on a paved highway designated and posted at a speed not exceeding 55 miles per hour.

A licensed driver over 16 years of age may operate a registered class III off-highway vehicle on a paved highway designated and posted at a speed not exceeding 65 miles per hour if the vehicle is equipped with a mirror, horn, speedometer and odometer, brake light, lighted headlamp, and 350 cubic centimeter motor or greater.  (Reference NDCC 39-29-09.1.)

Additional off-highway vehicle information (including registration and insurance requirements) can be found at: