All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) can offer a fun recreational activity when private property and roadways are respected. Please familiarize yourself with what rules may be in place within the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley before hitting the roads.
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Enforcement & Complaints
ATVs are regulated under the Highway Traffic Act, with their use enforced by the Ontario Provincial Police, not the municipality.
If lodging a complaint, the OPP appreciates as many details as possible, such as the location and time of day, and description of the ATV and driver if possible.
- – By-law 22-69: Permit and Regular Off-Road Vehicles on Designated Municipal Highways
- – By-law 23-23: Agreement with the Rideau Lakes ATV Club
- – No riding 30 minutes before dusk or 30 minutes after sunrise;
- – No riding in settlement areas or south of County Road 2;
- – ATVs are not permitted within any municipal park;
- – Riding along County Roads may not be permitted.
What are the speed limits for ATVs?
Speed limits for ATVs are dependent on the road’s limit unless otherwise posted. Regardless of the limit, riders are to drive responsibly and be aware of their surroundings.
- – 20 km/h if the road’s limit is not greater than 50km/h;
- – 50 km/h if the road’s limit is greater than 50km/h.
Can I ride on snowmobile and other trails?
Snowmobile trails are not to be used by ATVs unless otherwise permitted by the local snowmobile club(s).
Can I ride on private property?
No, unless you are granted permission by the property owner. Do not assume permission given once, means the permission is always in place.