It is illegal to operate an ATV:
- On any public highway, or other public property, unless you are:
- Operating in an area authorized for ATV use or…
- Crossing a public highway by the most direct route possible.
- On another person’s property unless you have the landowner’s written consent or it is explicitly authorized by law.
For additional ATV regulations regarding operator age, helmets, and passengers, see the Unlawful Methods information on the DWR website or refer to Virginia Code Section 46.2-9.15.1.