Illinois DNR postpones ATV stamp requirement

DNR announced today that it is pushing back implementation of the ATV stamp, officially known as the Illinois Off-Highway Vehicle Usage Stamp.  No new date was established, but DNR said the postponement will allow time for the Illinois General Assembly to consider changes to the law that would exempt certain users.

Initially, the stamp was to be required on April 1.

“This is a good faith move on our part to make sure all the rules are in place before OHV riders are required to purchase a stamp,” DNR Director Marc Miller said in a statement released today. “We also will use this time to seek additional public input as we begin to develop an off-highway riding program in Illinois.”

Ralph LoosAdditional exemptions to the OHV stamp would include standard golf carts, OHVs operated on land owned by the operator or the operator’s immediate family, OHVs operated by persons with certain disabilities, OHVs operated for any commercial business purpose, OHVs operated at a commercial riding park, and OHVs registered with the Illinois Secretary of State.  Legislation to enact those changes (Senate Bill 2633), sponsored by State Sen. David Koehler and State Rep. Frank Mautino, is pending in the Illinois General Assembly.  

When implemented, the annual OHV Usage Stamp will be $15.00, plus a $0.50 issuance fee to the point-of-sale vendor.

Read more about the postponement in the March 21 Illinois Outdoor News.

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