By Erin Proctor, OHV Program Manager, Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Nonresident OHV Use Permits put dollars directly into grant funds for trail maintenance and noxious weed mitigation, as well as program funds used specifically for OHV safety education. These dollars are put on the ground to make Montana’s trails safer and more fun. We are working with signs should now be posted at trailhead kiosks alerting nonresidents to the permit requirement. Please help us by letting us know where additional signs can be placed.
There are about 110 locations throughout Montana where the permits can be purchased, in addition to online availability through Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
• Nonresidents who wish to ride their OHV’s in Montana must purchase the permit.
• Permits cost $27 each.
• Revenue from each permit is divided as follows:
• $15 into grants to maintain OHV trails
• $6 into operations for OHV education
• $2.50 towards enforcement of OHV laws
• $1.50 into grants to mitigate and eradicate noxious weeds along OHV trails
• $1 to Search and Rescue
• $1 to the permit seller
• The permit is valid for one calendar year. The calendar year is stated on the permit, and runs from January 1st to December 31st.