OHMVR Division

OHMVR Division

Effective Monday March 30, 2020, the OHMVR offices will be closed to public access. This

Effective Monday March 30, 2020, the OHMVR offices will be closed to public access. This closure is being implemented in an effort to protect public health and safety as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All business with the OHMVR Division will be conducted by phone or electronically whenever possible. If you are unable to conduct your business remotely, require a special accommodation, or have a physical limitation that requires you to conduct business in person, please call our reception desk at the number below and make an appointment prior to coming in to the office.

If you are looking to purchase passes, State Parks OHV passes and Sno-Park passes may be purchased online on the Sno-Park page.

For further information or if you have any other questions, please contact us by phone at (916) 324-4442 or by email at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

2020 Commission Meetings Update

Due to the evolving situation with the CORVID-19 outbreak, the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission tour and meeting scheduled for April 30, 2020 and May 1, 2020 is postponed. Once a decision has been made to reschedule the meeting or move the entire meeting to the August 2020 tour and meeting, an email will be sent out and the OHV website will be updated with the information. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Vicki Perez at [email protected] or via phone at (916) 324-5801.


Preliminary Applications for the 2019/20 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program will be made available for public review and comment starting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Click here for more info

Latest Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Information Bulletin

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Information Bulletin, 20-1, regarding properly registered, street-legal, out-of-state vehicles may be downloaded from the Laws/Safety Page.

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Announcement Regarding Land Use in the Johnson Valley Area

United States MarineCorps

Internet: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/
Government and External Affairs Office                                                                                                  For more information:
P.O. Box 788105                                                                                                                                            Phone: (760) 830-3737  

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA 92278           

PRESS RELEASE#19-006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  April 8, 2019


The Marine Corps plans to close the Johnson Valley Shared Use to the public in order to conduct military training during the following time periods:

  • 30 April-11 May 2020
  • 30 October-09 November 2020
  • 30 April-10 May 2021
  • 29 October-08 November 2021

The closure period will include the necessary time required to complete pre and post inspections of the land with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area, managed by the BLM, will remain open to the public for recreation purposes during the closure of the Shared Use Area. Off-road enthusiasts can also enjoy the nearby Stoddard Valley OHV Open Area.

The Marine Corps will continue to implement robust outreach to ensure proper notification when the Shared Use Area is reopened for public access. For additional information, including a map of the area, please visit: http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/ or contact the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Resource Management Group at 760-830-3737 or [email protected].   

Press Release

[Posted 4/9/2019]



Proposed Changes to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

The Off Highway Motor Vehicle Division is proposing revisions to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program regulations. [more info…]

Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure Guide

OHMVR DivisionThe OHMVR Division Off-Highway Adventure Guide has been updated. For a list of OHV opportunities, please reference the new Off-Highway Vehicle Adventure guide [PDF 3.5 MB]. [10/24/13]


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