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Persons operating, riding on, or being towed by a recreation vehicle shall wear an approved helmet. Each
recreation vehicle must also be equipped with an adequate braking system. An adequate muffler designed
to reduce unusual or excessive noise and noxious fumes is required. Each recreation vehicle must be
equipped with one or more headlights, a red rear light and red rear reflector when operated after sunset.
A trailer attached to a recreation vehicle must have a red rear reflector.
Recreation vehicles operated on public or private property must be registered through the Massachusetts
Environmental Police, except if used exclusively for agricultural, forestry, lumbering or construction
purposes. Application for said exemption is required. Out-of-state recreation vehicle registrations are not
valid in Massachusetts. The assigned registration decals shall be firmly attached to both sides of the vehicle and located so that
both are clearly visible. The validation date shall be displayed on the left side of the vehicle. The registration certificate shall be in the possession of the operator.
For further registration information, contact the Massachusetts Environmental Police
The operator or owner of a recreation vehicle involved in a collision, accident or other such casualty
resulting in death or injury to a person or damage to property in excess of $50.00 shall notify a law
enforcement officer immediately and file a written report of the incident with the MA Environmental
Police within 48 hours. To obtain report forms or further safety/legal information contact the Boat and Recreation Vehicle Safety Bureau.
To report violations of recreation vehicle or snowmobile laws, or other environmental or wildlife laws,
contact the Environmental Police Radio Communications Center at 1-800-632-8075
Open M-F 9am-5pm