As you may know, the Ohio legislature enacted a statute in 2009 which
affects the registration requirements for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
As a recap, all ATVs were required to be registered with the State of Ohio
Bureau of Motor Vehicles effective July 1, 2009. In addition, ATVs were
required to display a license plate and validation sticker effective July 1, 2010.
The only exemption to this legislation was for ATVs used strictly for farming.
At the time this legislation was announced, guidelines from the BMV indicated
that financial responsibility requirements did not apply unless the ATVs were
operated on public roads. However, we have recently verified that the BMV
has reversed this stance and is requiring owners to complete an affidavit of
financial responsibility when they register and license an ATV.