YOUR SOURCE FOR TRUTH

Monday, April 18, 2011

Time to renew OHV decals at MVD or online

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department has partnered with the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to provide off-highway vehicle (OHV) Decal renewal notices to OHV owners in Arizona.

“The Department saw the OHV Decal renewal program as a way to better serve the OHV community of Arizona,” said Jimmy Simmons, Game and Fish OHV Program Manager. “MVD was unable to provide this service for the thousands of OHV users in the state, so the Game and Fish Department saw this as a much needed and necessary use of OHV Decal funds.”

Renewals of the OHV Decal can be done at any MVD office, any MVD third party service provider or online at www.servicearizona.com. Tip - If you have a “street legal” vehicle always renew your OHV Decal first to assure you get the registration discount.

As of Jan 1, 2009 all vehicles that are made by the manufacturer for use over unimproved terrain and weigh 1800 pounds or less are required by law to display the $25 OHV Decal.

As of July 1, 2009 all vehicles in Arizona that are larger that 49 cc are required to at least be titled.

Arizona does allow for OHVs to be registered or “Street Legal,” and if those vehicles meet the two requirements of made for use over unimproved terrain and weigh 1800 pounds or less they too are required to obtain the OHV Decal. The benefit to registration participants is that with the OHV Decal they receive free registration and a reduced vehicle license tax (VLT) of less than $6. Remember always renew your OHV Decal first to assure you get the discount.

Dollars from the OHV Decal program are being used to increase awareness of safe, ethical and responsible OHV use in Arizona, creating new educational programs like the online OHV class offered on the Game and Fish website, and to put 7 new OHV law enforcement specialists in the field. Four officers are already patrolling and three more will complete academy training in late 2011 and be in the field in Jan. 2012.

For more information about the OHV Decal program, places to ride or OHV safety go online to www.azgfd.gov/ohv.

The Department reminds OHV users that the OHV Decal should not be confused with registration and that renewals for both the OHV Decal and registration will most likely happen at different times.

No comments: