ORS 821.055¹
Operation of all-terrain vehicles on certain highways

Notwithstanding ORS 821.020 (Applicability of off-road vehicle exemption from general equipment requirements), or any law requiring that vehicles be equipped in specified ways in order to operate on highways, a person may operate Class I, Class II, Class III and Class IV all-terrain vehicles on any highway in this state that is open to the public if:

(1) The highway is not maintained for passenger car traffic.

(2) The person is on or crossing a portion of highway right of way as permitted under ORS 821.200 (Exemptions from general prohibition on operating on highway or railroad).

(3) The person is on an all-terrain vehicle highway access route that is designated by the Oregon Transportation Commission as open to all-terrain vehicles. [1995 c.775 §8; 2011 c.360 §21; 2017 c.453 §4]

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statute

3 EL 74-88 (1973)

Chapter 821

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to fees imposed under this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 447

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 821—Terrain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors821.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 821, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano821.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information