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mjgonehunting

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Quad registration
« on: Jan 08, 2014, 11:05 AM »
Does anyone know Maines ATV registration law?
I can ride on private property and onto lake ice adjoining w/o needing registration. Only need it to run on state/public land.
Is Maine law similar? Can I run on my own land and out onto the lake to fish ?
Lacking a  title for an older quad so don't know if I can even get it registered!
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2014, 11:19 AM »
no title needed in Maine to my knowledge

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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2014, 11:22 AM »
no title needed in Maine to my knowledge
correct and you can run on your own land with out but everywhere else you you need it registered

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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2014, 11:24 AM »
I belive that the State owns the body of water 10 acres or larger which make them public. I suspect a ticket or two if not registered on a lake

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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 2014, 11:39 AM »
Does anyone know Maines ATV registration law?
I can ride on private property and onto lake ice adjoining w/o needing registration. Only need it to run on state/public land.
Is Maine law similar? Can I run on my own land and out onto the lake to fish ?
Lacking a  title for an older quad so don't know if I can even get it registered!
Your not allowed to ride on private property without permission. As FS said the lake is state property so it would need to be registered to ride on a lake.
And, belive it or not, the ATV would also need to be registered as a snowmobile if it has tracks  :cookoo: as well as reg as a ATV  :sick:
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2014, 12:08 PM »
Your not allowed to ride on private property without permission. As FS said the lake is state property so it would need to be registered to ride on a lake.
And, belive it or not, the ATV would also need to be registered as a snowmobile if it has tracks  :cookoo: as well as reg as a ATV  :sick:

That is correct, a lot of people aren't aware of that twist in the registration laws.
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2014, 12:10 PM »

Lacking a  title for an older quad so don't know if I can even get it registered!

No title needed in Maine for sleds and 4 wheelers.......just a bill of sale.

As others have stated, it will need to be registered.

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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #7 on: Jan 08, 2014, 12:20 PM »
I also drive right onto the ice from my land but they will still give you a ticket once your on the lake or if their nice a warning to bring it back and park it on your property... :tipup: Get it registered is your best bet unless your feeling lucky... ;D

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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #8 on: Jan 08, 2014, 02:05 PM »
Thanks guys.
I'll have to hoist it up on end and try to find the frame
numbers.
I got it from a friend who never registered it,and lost all the paperwork when his basement flooded.
I only use it on my own property and at my hunting camp which is private also,so hadn't needed to register it before. It's a 1996 so the dealer records are long gone too if he had to go back to there for proof!

Does Maine require insurance on them?
In NY we need it to register.
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #9 on: Jan 08, 2014, 02:48 PM »
Thanks guys.
I'll have to hoist it up on end and try to find the frame
numbers.
I got it from a friend who never registered it,and lost all the paperwork when his basement flooded.
I only use it on my own property and at my hunting camp which is private also,so hadn't needed to register it before. It's a 1996 so the dealer records are long gone too if he had to go back to there for proof!

Does Maine require insurance on them?
In NY we need it to register.


Nope no insurance

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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #10 on: Jan 08, 2014, 05:16 PM »
And, belive it or not, the ATV would also need to be registered as a snowmobile if it has tracks  :cookoo: as well as reg as a ATV  :sick:
Only true if you are riding on a groomed snowmobile trail. Out on the lake an ATV registration is all that is needed.

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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #11 on: Jan 08, 2014, 05:23 PM »
Only true if you are riding on a groomed snowmobile trail. Out on the lake an ATV registration is all that is needed.
Maine Warden Wade Carter gave my son a warning for not having my 4 wheeler registered as a snowmobile while fishing on second Hadely lake in East Machias. He told my son "If your dad was here he would be getting a ticket"
Thats where I got my info. You could be right but this was my experence.
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #12 on: Jan 08, 2014, 05:24 PM »
I'll be hitting the town hall before I take it out!
Don't need to be checked out in front of a Northwoods Law camera!
My wife already had those honors,but it hasn't made it to air so far!
She was one of those dangerous criminals without a life preserver In a paddle boat!
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #13 on: Jan 08, 2014, 05:27 PM »
"If your dad was here he would be getting a ticket"


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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #14 on: Jan 08, 2014, 05:41 PM »

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I dont think it was very profesional of him.
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #15 on: Jan 08, 2014, 06:05 PM »
I've had tracks on my Ranger the past 2 seasons and been checked numerous times and there has never been anything said about a snowmobile registration. It's no wonder there is confusion about the laws in this State since the ones enforcing the laws are just as confused as the rest of us.

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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #16 on: Jan 08, 2014, 06:12 PM »
Well, maybe you got checked by a leo that used some common sence and relized that at least the Ranger was registered.  :thumbsup: :callcops:
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #17 on: Jan 08, 2014, 06:15 PM »
Food for thought
If you own a Argo with tracks and drive it into a pond you need 3 registrations for the Argo. Boat,ATV and snowmobile  :clap: :roflmao: :thumbsup: :cookoo:
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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #18 on: Jan 08, 2014, 09:22 PM »
Hey Scalloper,
  What brand of track does  your son have on his atv? Any trouble with them?


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Re: Quad registration
« Reply #19 on: Jan 08, 2014, 10:56 PM »
Maine Warden Wade Carter gave my son a warning for not having my 4 wheeler registered as a snowmobile while fishing on second Hadely lake in East Machias. He told my son "If your dad was here he would be getting a ticket"
Thats where I got my info. You could be right but this was my experence.
I know it's hard to believe but, sometimes they don't tell the truth.

 

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