Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Effective November 30, 2014 - Ordinance Allowing Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) on County Roads

The ordinance allowing operation of “Off Highway Vehicles” (OHVs) on Mesa County roads becomes effective Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Ordinance 12 was adopted by the Board of Mesa County Commissioners on November 17, 2014, subsequent to the formalities of notice, publication and public comment. A copy of the adopted and recorded Ordinance 12 is attached to this advisory.

Off-Highway Vehicles are defined as any self propelled vehicle designed to travel on wheels in contact with the ground, primarily off of public highways, and generally and commonly used to transport persons for recreational purposes. Operation of Off Highway Vehicles for agricultural purposes, including on County roads, is allowed under Colorado Statute and will not change with the adoption of this ordinance.

The Commissioners believe an ordinance allowing the use of these vehicles on County roads will benefit the residents of Mesa County by increasing recreation and travel options, easier access to public lands and increased economic development opportunities.

For a link to a map of county roads click here.

For more detail about what the Ordinance allows or does not, please refer to past media releases on our news blog:

Ordinance 12 is inserted below.

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