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It is illegal to operate ATVs and ORVs:

  • On private land without the landowner's permission
  • On highways (except for agricultural purposes)
  • On DNR wildlife management areas*
  • With more people on the vehicle than it was designed to carry
  • While transporting guns, unless they are unloaded and in a case
  • In order to chase or hunt any game animal

Iowa's specific ATV and ORV regulations are available by contacting your local state conservation officer, county recorder, or local DNR office.

*Physically handicapped hunters may be eligible for a permit to operate an ATV or ORV on DNR lands. Permission for access is still required.

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