CONCORD, N.H. — Effective May 1, 2018, the fee for annual and 14-month wheeled vehicle registrations will increase by $30 for individuals who are not a member of a New Hampshire Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) club.
To receive the discounted member rate, individuals must show, at the time of registration, valid proof of membership for the corresponding registration year to a N.H. wheeled vehicle club that is a member club of the New Hampshire Off-Highway Vehicle Association (NHOHVA).
“When riders join a local club, those fees will go directly to that club, which helps to support and develop the trail systems,” said N.H. Fish and Game Captain Dave Walsh, who coordinates Snowmobile and Off Highway Recreational Vehicle enforcement, registration and safety education for New Hampshire. “This will undoubtedly give members a sense of ownership in their trails, and will foster more involvement and club participation, which is vital to the future of OHRV recreation.”
These fee changes were proposed by New Hampshire’s OHRV community and passed by the N.H. State Legislature. For information regarding OHRV club membership, contact NHOHVA at (413) 200-8061, or visit www.nhohva.org.
The non-member fee increase will provide more funding to OHRV clubs for trail maintenance and new projects.
Most of the registration fee goes to the N.H. Bureau of Trails, which in turn distributes monies back to clubs for trail maintenance through the Grant-in-Aid Program. Registration fees are also used for safety education and enforcement coordinated by N.H. Fish and Game, helping make our trails safer.