All students must pre-register prior to class.
Click OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions for instructions to pre-register for a hands-on class.
Online training is also available that provides the required safety permit after completion (see Safety and Training: Online Training tab).
New Mexico law requires anyone younger than 18 to obtain a safety permit prior to operating an OHV on public lands. The Department offers free hands-on ATV or off-highway motorcycle (OHM) training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must use a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment. Training machines and safety equipment (helmets, eye protection, boots, and gloves) are available to pre-registered students by reservation.
As a result of the Governor’s public health directive related to COVID-19, the Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been postponed. We will notify all ticket holders when a new date has been set and look forward to seeing all attendees at the rescheduled event. For anyone who purchased tickets or a table and is unable to attend the rescheduled event and is in need of a refund, please contact Gabi Gomez at the Santa Fe Community Foundation at 505-988-9715.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is providing an Off-Highway Vehicle safety training presentation to public schools in New Mexico utilizing the robotic Safety Sam/Sara.
The presentation will be held during the normal school session and is closed to the public. The training is free of charge to the school.