Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles

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Wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs) are allowed on select roads in unincorporated Pierce County. 

Their use is expected to support economic development, encourage tourism, and enhance recreational opportunities for Pierce County residents. 

Get started
Are you ready to ride? Review the following links to learn about state and local rules and regulations.

Licensing
Off-road and on-road WATV licenses are required per RCW 46.09, and can be obtained through the Washington State Department of Licensing. Visit the the department's WATV page to learn more and read descriptions of approved vehicles.

Safety first
You must follow the posted speed limit and follow all applicable traffic laws. If you violate a traffic law or operate a WATV outside the approved routes, you may be cited per RCW 46.09.455.

Approved routes

The below map shows the roads that have been approved for WATV use. Additional roads may be added over time. Check back to view the latest map and routes.
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We want your feedback about the use of WATVs on Pierce County roads. Please contact us using the information below.
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Phone: (253) 798-7250
Address:
Attn: Chris Manners
2702 S 42nd St., Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98409