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All ORVs and snowmobiles operated on Indiana public roadways must be registered and display valid ORV or snowmobile decals unless otherwise exempt.

The following are exempt from obtaining an Indiana registration:

  • An ORV or snowmobile that is exclusively operated in a special event of limited duration that is conducted according to a prearranged schedule under a permit from the governmental unit having jurisdiction.
  • An ORV or snowmobile registered in another state or country and being operated by a nonresident of Indiana for a period not to exceed twenty (20) days in one (1) year.
  • An ORV or snowmobile that is being operated for purposes of testing or demonstration and on which dealer certificate numbers have been placed.
  • An ORV or snowmobile that is owned or leased and used for official business by the state, a municipal corporation, or a volunteer fire department.
  • An ORV or snowmobile operated for a period of thirty-one (31) days or less from the date of purchase. A Bill of Sale from a dealer or private individual must be in the operator’s possession and it must include the following information:
    • Purchaser’s name and address
    • Date of purchase
    • Year, Make, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the off-road vehicle or snowmobile.

ORV and snowmobile registrations and decals can be ordered through myBMV or at any license branch. If a title is required for an ORV, the title must be applied for prior to registering online. You will receive your Certificate of Registration and decal within 14 days.

Out-of-State ORV / Snowmobile Operated in Indiana

Customers whose ORV or snowmobile is legally registered in another state but is operated on Indiana public roadways for more than twenty (20) days in one (1) year must register in Indiana and display Indiana decals on the ORV or snowmobile.


Dealer ORV and snowmobile registration applications are processed by the BMV Central Office to improve the security and efficiency of these transactions. Prior to submitting each application, verify all required information is included. Contact (888) 692-6841 with any questions.

A dealer ORV and snowmobile registration is required for vehicles used for demonstration and testing purposes only, pursuant to IC §9-18-2.5-11.

When submitting paperwork, include the following:

Download the complete Dealer ORV/SN registration application packet

Mail the completed packet to:
Central Office Title Processing
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N417
Indianapolis, IN 46204