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ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV), MINIBIKES AND UTILITY TYPE VEHICLES (UTV)

[ATV] [Minibike] [UTV]

 

ATV

§60-103

An ATV is defined as any motorized off-highway vehicle which is 50 inches or less in width; has a dry weight of 900 pounds or less; travels on 3 or more low-pressure tires; is designed for operator use only with no passengers, or is specifically designed by the original manufacturer for the operator and one passenger; has a seat or saddle designed to be straddled by the operator; and has handlebars or any other steering assembly for steering control.

A Certificate of Title is required for all ATVs sold new on or after January 1, 2004. ATVs purchased prior to January 1, 2004, may be issued a Certificate of Title at the request of the owner with the presentation of the appropriate documentation to their County Treasurer.

Certificates of Title issued for ATVs are intended as proof of ownership only and will contain the statement, “Not To Be Registered For Road Use.”

ATVs are off-road vehicles. They are not registered and any on-road use is limited to the restrictions set by state statutes. Refer to 60-6,355 through 60-6,362 for specific information related to these restrictions. If you are uncertain where an ATV can be operated in your area, contact your local city Police Department or County Sheriff’s Office.

To obtain a Certificate of Title for an ATV, one of following documents must be presented to the County Treasurer:

  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO);
  • Certificate of Title – properly assigned;
  • Affidavit for Verification of Ownership of an ATV, Minibike, UTV or Minitruck*;
  • Last registration and a notarized Bill of Sale for used ATVs if previous location was not a title issuing state;
  • ATVs registered by the U.S. Military: U.S. Military Registration Document;
  • ATVs sold by the U.S. Government: U.S. Department of State Certificate of Title;
  • ATVs registered in a foreign country: a current Registration Certificate and/or a notarized Bill of Sale, foreign country ownership documents and import papers;
  • Court Order.
    AND
  • All of the following documents:
  • an Application for Certificate of Title*;
  • $10.00 titling fee;
  • a Vehicle Inspection if the vehicle is coming into Nebraska from Out-of-State, the title document surrendered is a Salvage Certificate of Title , or an Affidavit for Verfication of Ownership of an ATV, Minibike, UTV or Minitruck is presented.

Refer to the section on Liens if you need information about noting a lien.

Please contact the County Treasurer to obtain information regarding acceptable methods of payment.

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MINIBIKE

§60-121

A Minibike is defined as a two-wheeled motor vehicle that has a total wheel and tire diameter of less than 14” or an engine-rated capacity of less than 45cc, or any other two-wheeled motor vehicle designed by the manufacturer for off-road use.

A Certificate of Title is required for all Minibike’s sold new on or after January 1, 2004. Minibikes purchased prior to January 1, 2004, may be issued a Certificate of Title at the request of the owner with the presentation of the appropriate documentation to their County Treasurer

Certificates of Title issued for Minibikes are intended as proof of ownership only and will contain the statement, “Not to Be Registered For Road Use.”

Minibikes are off-road vehicles. They are not registered and any on-road use is limited to the restrictions set by state statutes. Refer to 60-6,355 through 60-6,362 for specific information related to these restrictions. If you are uncertain where a Minibike can be operated in your area, contact your local city Police Department or County Sheriff’s Office.

To obtain a Certificate of Title for a Minibike, one of the following documents must be presented to the County Treasurer:

  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO);
  • Certificate of Title – properly assigned;
  • Affidavit for Verification of Ownership of an ATV or Minibike*;
  • Last registration and a notarized Bill of Sale for used Minibike’s if previous location was not a title issuing state;
  • Minibikes registered by the U.S. Military: U.S. Military Registration Document;
  • Minibikes sold by the U.S. Government: U.S. Department of State Certificate of Title;
  • Minibikes registered in a foreign country: a current Registration Certificate and/or a notarized Bill of Sale, foreign country ownership documents and import papers;
  • Court Order.
    AND
  • All of the following documents:
  • an Application for Certificate of Title*;
  • $10.00 titling fee;
  • a Vehicle Inspection if the vehicle is coming into Nebraska from Out-of-State, the title document surrendered is a Salvage Certificate of Title , or an Affidavit for Verfication of Ownership of an ATV, Minibike, UTV or Minitruck is presented.

Refer to the section on Liens if you need information about noting a lien.

Please contact the Motor Vehicle Offices listing to obtain information regarding acceptable methods of payment.

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UTV

§60-135.01

A Utility Type Vehicle (UTV) is defined as any motorized off-highway vehicle which (a) is not less than forty-eight inches nor more than seventy-four inches in width, (b) is not more than one hundred thirty-five inches, including the bumper, in length, (c) has a dry weight or not less than nine hundred pounds nor more than two thousand pounds, (d) travels on four or more low-pressure tires, and (e) is equipped with a steering wheel and bench or bucket-type seating designed for at least two people to sit side-by-side. Utility type vehicle does not include golf carts or low-speed vehicles.

A Certificate of Title is required for all UTV's purchased new on or after January 1, 2011. UTV's purchased prior to January 1, 2011, may be issued a Certificate of Title at the request of the owner with the presentation of the appropriate documentation to their the County Treasurer.

Certificates of Title issued for UTVs are intended as proof of ownership only and will contain the statement, "Not To Be Registered For Road Use."

UTV's are off-road vehicles. They are not registered and any on-road use is limited to the restrictions set by state statutes. Refer to 60-6,355 through 60-6,362 for specific information related to these restrictions.

Application for Certificate of Title is made to the County Treasurer in the county where the owner resides and must be obtained within thirty (30) days of the date of purchase of the vehicle.

To obtain a Certificate of Title for a UTV purchased prior to January 1, 2011, one of the following documents must be presented to the the County Treasurer:

  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO);
  • Certificate of Title – properly assigned;
  • Affidavit for Verification of Ownership of an ATV, Minibike, UTV or Minitruck*;
  • Last registration and a notarized Bill of Sale for used UTV ’s if previous location was not a title issuing state;
  • UTV's registered by the U.S. Military: U.S. Military Registration Document;
  • UTV's sold by the U.S. Government: U.S. Department of State Certificate of Title;
  • UTV's registered in a foreign country: a current Registration Certificate and/or a notarized Bill of Sale, foreign country ownership documents and import papers;
  • Court Order.
    AND
  • All of the following documents:
  • an Application for Certificate of Title*;
  • $10.00 titling fee;
  • a Vehicle Inspection if the vehicle is coming into Nebraska from Out-of-State, the title document surrendered is a Salvage Certificate of Title , or an Affidavit for Verfication of Ownership of an ATV, Minibike, UTV or Minitruck is presented.

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If your vehicle is a Moped, please refer to Mopeds.

If your vehicle is a Motorcycle, please refer to Motorcycles.

If your vehicle is an Electric Assistive Device, please refer to Electric Personal Assistive Devices.

 

Questions regarding ATVs, Minibikes or UTVs may be addressed to E-Mail or by contacting this office at (402) 471-3918.

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This page last revised 11/15/2013.