The Board of Garrett County Commissioners has proposed an update to the county-wide off-road vehicle ordinance that was adopted in 2017.
The state legislature has the power to establish laws that apply statewide, while counties are typically given authority to regulate matters at the local level within certain limits set by state law.
Last year, the Maryland General Assembly updated the state-wide transportation article relating to the use of off-road vehicles operating on Garrett County roads. The change at the state level allows permitted vehicles, defined as snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and off-road motorcycles, to operate up to five miles on a designated county road to access approved roads or trails.
Thus, to sync with Maryland State laws on the topic, the Commissioners are proposing an amendment to allow permitted vehicles to travel on designated Garrett County roads for a distance of up to 5 miles and to include off-the-road motorcycles in the ordinance.
A hearing on this update will be held on May 1, 2023 at 4:00 PM and comments will be accepted until May 15, 2023. The Board of Garrett County Commissioners anticipate adopting the ordinance on May 16, 2023.
for more information visit Proposed Off-Road Vehicle Ordinance Change – Communications Office – Garrett County Government
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