LANSING, Mich., May 16, 2023 — The House Committee on Transportation, Mobility, and Infrastructure voted unanimously in favor of House Bill 4515, which would eliminate the sunset of Michigan’s off-road vehicle (ORV) licensing program. The ORV licensing program allows owners to enjoy a valuable outdoor recreational opportunity while supporting the maintenance of the trails and infrastructure that make these experiences possible. The program is scheduled to sunset at the end of this year.


“I’m so pleased that this legislation received unanimous, bipartisan support,” Hill said. “My colleagues are recognizing the value of Michigan’s fantastic ORV trails, and we all see the need to make sure they remain funded. I will continue to advocate for this legislation until it reaches the governor’s desk.”


Michigan has more than 4,000 miles of state-designated ORV trails and routes and six scramble areas. Drivers can also enjoy eligible county roads, frozen surfaces of public waters, and certain state and national forest roads. ORV license and trail permits are valid for one year, which begins April 1 and ends March 31 of the following year. You can find more information about the ORV licensing program here.