Titling & Registration Requirements for All-Terrain Vehicles


All-Terrain Vehicles:

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is defined as "any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is 50 inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of 1,500 pounds or less, traveling on 3, 4, or more non-highway tires."

You have 30 days from the date of purchase to title and pay sales tax on your newly-purchased ATV.  If you do not title the ATV within 30 days, there is a title penalty of $25 on the 31st day after purchase. The penalty increases another $25 for every 30 days you are late with a maximum penalty of $200. Our online sales tax calculator may help you calculate the taxes and fees you will pay.

To title and register an ATV in the state of Missouri, the owner must submit the following:

You will pay:

You will be issued a registration (decal) that must be renewed every three years.  For questions regarding equipment requirements, restrictions, and regulations regarding operation of an ATV, please refer to Sections 307.198 and 304.013, RSMo.

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Utility Vehicles

A utility vehicle is “any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is more than fifty inches but no more than sixty-seven inches in width, with an unladen dry weight of two thousand pounds or less, traveling on four or six wheels, to be used primarily for landscaping, lawn care, or maintenance purposes.”

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Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

A recreational off-highway vehicle is "any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is more than fifty inches but no more than sixty-seven inches in width, with an unladen dry weight of two thousand pounds or less, traveling on four or more non-highway tires and which may have access to ATV trails."

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