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New safety resource gives tips for safe recreational trail access control

01 March 2019

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in partnership with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife (F&W) announced today a new safety resource for the use of access control devices on recreational trails, such as gates, chains, ropes, wires, or fences, which are commonly used by both State and private landowners to control the flow of t

Registering Your ATV

If you are registering your ATV (whether purchased in Vermont or out-of-state) for the first time in Vermont you must complete the entire Vermont Registration, Tax and Title application(VD-119) and comply with all requirements indicated on the application.

The instructions for completion of the Vermont Motor Vehicle Registration, Tax and Title application will provide you with important details concerning these requirements (VD-119i)

Registration plates are assigned and mailed to you unless you indicate otherwise.

Safety on Recreational Trails

Recreational trails give Vermonters and tourists unique access to our beautiful state. Many of the recreational trail systems in Vermont rely on the public use of private land. Each trail is unique and it’s important for recreational users to be aware of the different methods landowners may use to control access to their property. Here are some terms and tips land users and property owners should follow to make recreational trails safe for all:

Off-Road Vehicle Titles

All-Terrain Vehicles

Vermont titles vehicles (including Motorboats, ATVs, and snowmobiles) that are 15 years old or newer based on the calendar year. For example: from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, Vermont will title vehicles with the model year 2005 or newer.​

Exceptions:

Off-Road Vehicles

Boating Safety Education

The Marine Division of the Vermont State Police is responsible for recreational boating safety on all Vermont’s waterways.  This task is accomplished by providing boating safety education, patrolling of Vermont’s waterways and enforcement of Vermont’s boating laws.

Visit the Vermont State Police Marine Division

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