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Tracked Dirt Bikes


A trail permit is now required for anyone using a tracked dirt bike on the North Dakota snowmobile trail system this winter. This is a trial run program, for class 1 OHV I.E. dirt bikes that are operating with track kits on the state snowmobile trails. All other OHVs are not allowed on state snowmobile trails. The permits will be available for purchase November 1, 2017 and will be good until April 1, 2018. State snowmobile trails open December 1st through April 1st (trail information can be found here).

Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs)

OHV Safety Class

The use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) in North Dakota is growing for many residents and visitors. OHVs range from off-road motorcycles to ATVs and larger utility vehicles. OHVs that ride on public lands including trails, roads and ditches are required to be registered. Whether using an OHV for work or recreation, the proper operation and safe use of these vehicles is a necessity.



The snowmobile trail system in North Dakota consists of over 2,800 miles of marked and groomed snowmobile trails. The registration of your snowmobile is an important part of the funding for the snowmobile trail system. All snowmobiles on the state trail system must be registered or have an out-of-state permit for those coming from out-of-state. Whether you snowmobile for recreation or work, the proper operation and safe use of snowmobiles is essential.


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