Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 8. Off-Highway Vehicles

Decal Required

23-2-804. Decal required. (1) Except as provided in 23-2-802, an off-highway vehicle may not be operated by a person for off-road recreation on public lands in Montana unless there is displayed in a conspicuous place a decal, in a form prescribed by the department of justice and issued by the county treasurer, as visual proof that the following fees have been paid:

(a) the registration fee provided for in 61-3-321(5); or

(b) when the vehicle will be used as provided in this section, the registration and taxation fees for motorcycles and quadricycles subject to licensure under 61-3-321(8), as evidenced by presentation of an owner's certificate of registration and payment receipt. The county treasurer may confirm the registration status of a motorcycle or quadricycle by examining the current registration receipt for the vehicle or checking the electronic record of title for the vehicle.

(2) The decal must be serially numbered.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 578, L. 1987; amd. Secs. 7, 16, Ch. 599, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 423, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 20, Ch. 257, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 138, Ch. 574, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 34, Ch. 477, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 23, Ch. 592, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 34, Ch. 542, L. 2005.