State Eyes $15 Annual ATV FeeSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - It may soon become more expensive to own an ATV in Illinois.
The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the state is in the final stages of approving a $15 annual fee for all-terrain vehicles. If it's approved, the permit would be required starting in January.
Chris McCloud is a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He says the new surcharge could bring in up to $800,000 a year. Similar programs are already in place in other states. McCloud says the money from the ATV fee will be used for law enforcement and to upgrade off-road trail areas.
Golf cart owners will be exempt, along with some farmers and ranchers who use the vehicles on their own property.
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