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"Off-road vehicle" is defined as a motor driven vehicle capable of cross-country travel without benefit of a road, on or immediately over land, water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or other natural terrain. This includes the following vehicle types:
The following vehicle types are not considered off-road vehicles and are not required to be titled with the BMV.
In Indiana, off-road vehicles (ORVs) that are less than five (5) model years old must be titled with the BMV. If you have recently purchased or received as a gift an ORV less than five (5) model years old, you must title it in your own name within thirty-one (31) days of purchase to avoid a delinquent title fee.
An ORV that is currently at least five (5) model years or older may be titled voluntarily.
Dealers are required to prepare an application for a certificate of title for a purchaser of an off-road vehicle which requires title and must submit the application for the certificate of title to the BMV on behalf of the customer. A processing fee for this service may be charged but it may not exceed ten dollars ($10).
The BMV will not issue license plates and does not register ORVs regardless of equipment modifications such as turn signals or windshield wipers added to the vehicle to operate on public roadways.
ORVs may be required to be registered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)