Illinois considers ATV registration fees, exemptions

Publish Date: 
Mar 6, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Some ATV owners would be exempted from registration fees under a bill sponsored by state Sen. Dave Koehler of Peoria that passed the Illinois Senate on March 5.

A 2012 law failed to differentiate between golf carts, vehicles used by people with disabilities and ATVs used in state and local parks and preserves. It also charged the same fee for all ATVs, failing to differentiate between adult and child-sized ATVs.

UPDATE: Illinois DMV postpones ATV fees for now

Koehler's bill would drop the $15 registration fee to $10 for vehicles with smaller than 75cc engines. It also provides exemptions for golf carts, mobility scooters and ATVs used by governments and farmers. The legislation goes to the Illinois House for consideration, according to Central Illinois Proud.

Posted by Holly Wagner