Delaware County Approves Proposed ATV/UTV Ordinance

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ATVs and UTVs will soon be allowed on Delaware County roads.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed ATV/UTV ordinance on Monday. The request for the ordinance came from the local Roads to Trail ATV/UTV Club, and after three public hearings and several drafts, it’s now a reality. Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says starting next month, ATVs and UTVs will be allowed on all Delaware County roads – but NOT on state highways, within city limits or in county parks.

Delaware County is now among about twenty counties in Iowa who allow ATVs and UTVs on county roads. And while it’s exciting news for local ATV and UTV enthusiasts, Helmrichs and the rest of the board are hoping it provides an even bigger benefit.

The new ATV/UTV ordinance will officially go into effect on June 1st. If you’d like to review the exact rules and requirements of the ordinance, you can find it on the Delaware County website at co.delaware.ia.us or follow this link: http://co.delaware.ia.us/Ordinances/Proposed%20ATV%20Ordinance%20-%20Draft%20VII-%202.pdf.

(photo courtesy of Roads to Trails Facebook page)