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WATV Information

In July 2013, Washington enacted a law requiring license plates on All Terrain Vehicles, House Bill 1632 (HB1632).  The bill created a new class of recreational vehicle (a wheeled all-terrain vehicle / WATV) and provides motorized access to public lands while promoting responsible riding practices. 


This page should serve as a resource to provide the necessary information regarding WATV's and will be a work in progress. If you have information to contribute to this page, or see information that needs correcting, please email us,

WA State DOL Licensing WATV's


The best and most informative resource regarding the process and what is required to certify your ATV as an ATV is the Washington State DOL Licensing page for WATV's.



Government Resources

  • WSDOT Multiuse Roadway Safety Program (signage); CLICK HERE 

    • As of 5/23, $156,000 available.​

  • Washington State Statute for WATV's; RCW 46.09 CLICK HERE  

Cities & Counties WATV Information

If you have your street certification and are looking for places to ride, be sure to check out these cities and counties and support our local economies. Also, if you are aware of a city or county that has passed an ordinance and is not listed on this page, please let us know by sending an email to

Last Update; 7/29/2017


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