Off-Road Vehicles and Snow Mobiles Overview

The BMV is responsible for titling and registering off-road vehicles (ORVs) and snowmobiles operated in Indiana. Use the links to learn more about titles, vehicle identification numbers, registrations and registration fees for your ORV or snowmobile.

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:

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

The following vehicle types are not considered ORVs:

  • A farm vehicle being used for farming, including, a farm wagon.
  • A vehicle used for military or law enforcement purposes.
  • A construction, mining, or other industrial-related vehicle used in performance of the vehicle's common function.
  • A snowmobile.
  • A registered aircraft.
  • A golf cart vehicle.
  • Any other vehicle properly registered by the BMV.
  • Any watercraft registered under Indiana statutes.

Learn more on how to title and register your ORV


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.

Learn more on how to register your snowmobile