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#28: California Assembly Bill 232 - OHV registration reciprocity

#28: California Assembly Bill 232 - OHV registration reciprocity

ASA Board

California recently amended the state Vehicle Code in response to other states no longer honoring California OHV Identification.  Beginning January 1, 2022, residents of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Texas, Utah and Wyoming will be required to purchase a California OHV Non-Resident Permit when visiting.

AB232 specifically amended CA Vehicle Code Section 38010 (b)(10) to exempt from CA OHV identification: “ A motor vehicle with a currently valid identification or registration permit issued by another state, if the other state recognizes an identification plate or device issued by the department pursuant to subdivision (a) as valid for use in that state.” This will have a major impact on the Imperial Sand Dunes, given the large number of Arizona residents that visit each year.

California amended their Vehicle Code primarily in response to Arizona requiring ALL out of state visitors to purchase an OHV permit.  However, the California Vehicle Code is flexible enough to allow reciprocity with any state that amends their law to honor valid California OHV Identification (Green or Red Sticker).  For further clarification contact Superintendent Mark Hada, Visitor Services Manager, Off- Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division HQ at 916-475-8138.

About the ASA Board

The American Sand Association's Board of Directors primary objective is to "UNITE, INFORM and MOBILIZE" the sand duning community to protect the right to ride.

  • President Bryan Henry

Board of Directors

  • Jim Bramham
  • Bob Ham
  • Kerry Griggs
  • Casey Cordeiro
  • Pat McArdle
  • Katrina Roalson
  • Dave Kuskie

Advisory Committee

  • Jerry Seaver
  • Bob Mason
  • Vincent Brunasso
  • Grant George

Secretary Nikki Daniels