Please be advised that on June 13, 2016, City Council passed By-law No. 2016-087, the Off-Road Vehicles By-law.

This by-law permits and regulates the operation of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs), including Single Rider and Two-up ATVs, Side-by-side Off-Road Vehicles and Utility-Terrain Vehicles on select City streets.

ORVs are only permitted between sunrise and sunset on any day between April 1st and October 31st. When riding on any road in the City, ORVs are limited to 20 km/h.

ORVs may ride on part of the Georgian Bay trail but are not permitted in parks, sports fields, playgrounds, trails, cemeteries, sidewalks or boulevards.

For details on the Off-Road Vehicle By-law please visit City Hall or Riders are also reminded of Provincial operating rules and safety standards, which include:

• Front and rear lights must be on at all times;

• ORVs must have a permit and number plate;

• Riders must have insurance, a driver's licence and wear a helmet;

• Tires must be inflated to the normal setting while on the street.

source: media release, City of Owen Sound