Off-Road Vehicles and Snowmobiles

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is responsible for titling and registering off-road vehicles (ORVs) and snowmobiles operated in Indiana. Please use the links in the left column to learn more about titles, vehicle identification numbers, registrations, and registration fees for your ORV or snowmobile.
If your current ORV or snowmobile is registered with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and your registration is lost, destroyed, or needs a change in personal information, visit a BMV license branch to apply for a new registration.

Off-Road Vehicles(ORV)

"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:

  1. A multi-wheel drive or low pressure tire vehicle.
  2. An amphibious machine.
  3. A ground effect air cushion vehicle.
  4. An all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
  5. A recreational off-highway vehicle.
  6. Other means of transportation deriving motive power from a source other than muscle or wind.

The following vehicle types are not considered off-road vehicles:

  1. A farm vehicle being used for farming, including, but not limited to, a farm wagon.
  2. A vehicle used for military or law enforcement purposes.
  3. A construction, mining, or other industrial related vehicle used in performance of the vehicle's common function, including, but not limited to, a farm wagon.
  4. A snowmobile.
  5. A registered aircraft.
  6. A golf cart vehicle.
  7. Any other vehicle properly registered by the bureau of motor vehicles.
  8. Any watercraft that is registered under Indiana statutes.


A “snowmobile” is defined as a motor driven vehicle designed for travel primarily on snow or ice; and of a type that uses sled type runners or skis, an endless belt tread, or any combination of these or other similar means of contact with the surface upon which the vehicle is operated.