Below is an email I sent to the coordinator of the AZPT last night.
Bob Titzer <email@example.com> Sat, Jan 4, 11:12 PM (11 hours ago) to meberhart
Matt, I and several friends would like to come this spring and ride the AZPT. We are from NC and can't figure out how to get a license plate. NC does not require them. Is it possible for us to get a license plate and if so could you point me in the right direction?
We have ridden in CO, UT, ME, WV, NC, KY, VA, and TN and have never encountered this issue before
Thanks for any help you can provide,
Below is a response I got on RZR Forum.
Hi, Missouri is the same as NC as far as registering. We rode in and around Quartzite and Wikieup Az. last Feb. and where unlicensed and there was no problem, not saying it was legal, but folks said it was no big deal. We decided we would like to make this an annual event and checked in to getting Az. license. 😒 It was crazy, we would get one person telling us one thing and another something else. It boils down to if you want a Az. License you have to pay sales tax on your machine and have it insured in Az. with a Az. home address.
Best of luck and if you go there to ride be prepared to take along extra fuel, you can put a lot of miles on in one day
Here is another RZR forum response. I will look into it on Monday.
Arizona Game & Fish Division, AZGFD, defines the legal requirements. OHV and registration tags, along with plates are issued by Arizona Department of Transportation, ADOT, thru the Motor Vehicle Division, MVD. AZGFD and ADOT MVD are your best sources for current info. Some rule changes took affect this year in regards to out of state vehicles (not registered in AZ). Arizona address for title, a different mailing address, and insurance was required a few years ago to be street legal. Some minor machine equipment like horn and plate light. The Arizona address was not a residence. Procedure wise, request OHV tag first to designate as mainly off-road usage. If you request plate and registration first, you are designating primary use as on road, and your registration fee will go from less than $15, to a few hundred. This is also noted in the AZGFD documents. The OHV tag was like $25. Just follow current info from AZGFD and AZDOT MVD.
You can also plate in South Dakota, they plate out of state and ride street legal in Az. and any other state where utv's are allowed on the streets. I got my insurance through my auto insurance and they sent me a proof of insurance card for every state I will be ridding. Geico full coverage $350 per year.
We are good to go. Below is an email response I got from the coordinator of the AZPT. I will carry a copy of it with me.
Matthew Eberhart Attachments 10:50 AM (1 hour ago) to me
License plates are only required on county maintained roads and pavement. If you plan to ride the trail segments of the AZ Peace Trail you will be fine with simply purchasing a non-resident OHV decal by clicking this link and following the step by step instructions that I've attached. However, the only way to plate your vehicle would be to register, title and insure the vehicle here. To do that you would need to have at least a part time residence here to be able to use that address to register your vehicle. Another option to be able to ride the entire AZ Peace Trail would be to rent a vehicle here in AZ to use as it would be registered and plated here. I hope this information helps. If you have additional questions please let me know and I'll be happy to help. Take care and ride safe.
Bob Titzer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 11:31 AM (19 minutes ago) to Matthew
Thanks for the reply. We only plan on riding the AZPT but it does go through some towns. We will be going into towns for lodging, food, and gas. Is this OK with you?. I have also heard that if you have a New Mexico plate that AZ will honor that.
Thanks for your quick reply.
Matthew Eberhart Attachments 11:37 AM (13 minutes ago) to me
In order to drive into most towns you will need to be street legal. If you have a plate from another state we do honor them. In addition to a license plate you will also need the items listed on page 6 & 7 of the attached brochure to be street legal in AZ. Let me know if there are any other questions I can answer for you.
Wyoming was the same, to ride on the road needed to be plated but we had no issues riding into towns or the short distances we were on the road. It was much like WV the locals said as long as you were not doing something stupid the cops would not bother you. I would think AZ would be similar but you never know.
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I may have mis-spoke, The NM thing may only be a sticker. I do have info for getting a SD plate for around $70. Info is attached. I am also including an uncluttered gpx track link that you can view in Google Earth. (uncheck points under tracks)
You should download Garmin Basecamp and then Mapsource so you view on you PC or Mac. You have to download Basecamp first since Mapsource requires you to have a Garmin map/program on your PC. Mapsource is much easier to use. You can then down load the AZ Topo background maps from GpsFileDepot.com
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