LANSING, Mich., May 3, 2023 — State Rep. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette) introduced a bill today to eliminate the sunsetting of Michigan’s off-road vehicles (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.
“One of the things that makes the U.P. so special is our abundance of outdoor activities,” Hill said. “The ORV licensing program helps us collect the funds necessary to maintain the trails and routes drivers enjoy. We need to keep this program going so future generations of Yoopers can have fun off-roading.”
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.