Vehicle Registration

Other Types of Vehicles

All-Purpose Vehicles (APVs), Off-Road Motorcycles and Snowmobiles

For the definitions on APVs, off-road motorcycles, and snowmobiles, click HERE. For registration, the following must be presented:

  • Ohio certificate of title or memorandum of title
  • Valid Ohio driver license, state ID or Social Security card

If the vehicle will be used before a title is secured, a 45-day temporary tag for APVs or a 30-day temporary tag for off-road motorcycles is available from your dealership. Temporary tags are not issued for snowmobiles (snowmobiles are not titled).

APVs must have a license plate and registration sticker or Ohio decal, unless the APV is used primarily for agricultural purposes and the owner qualifies for the agricultural use valuation tax credit.

  • Registration is valid for three years and expires on December 31 of the third year after the date of issuance.
  • Application for renewal may be completed 90 days prior to expiration.
  • APV license plates do not entitle a rider to operate the APV on public roadways.
  • Residents of other states must purchase a one-year registration to use their APVs/off-road motorcycles in Ohio.

Methods for Registration

In person at your deputy registrar license agency.

Ohio Revised Code: 4503.37

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