The off-road vehicle permit office at Oasis Visitor Center is currently not in operation. Renewals and new ORV permit requests are now issued on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 9:00am -1:30pm at the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center. (33000 Tamiami Trail East. Ochopee, FL 34141) Permits will be issued on a first-come first-served basis. This permitting procedure will continue until further notice. For more information contact 239-631-9988 during operation hours or email us.
Getting a permit is a 3-step process. To learn more click here.
Off-Road Vehicle Operator Course
This free course is now available online. Please click here to launch the course.The videos currently won't play, but everything you need to pass the test is still accessible by reading the pages.
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Annual Off-Road Vehicle Permit
An annual off-road vehicle permit, displayed on the inspected vehicle, is required for off-road vehicle operation along preserve trails. The fee is $100 annually per vehicle permitted.
To renew the off-road vehicle permit on a previously inspected vehicle that has not undergone any major changes, print the ORV Permit Renewal form and mail it to:Big Cypress National Preserve
ATTN: ORV Office
33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141
Call 239-631-9988 with questions.
To learn more about off-road vehicle recreation within the national preserve, please use the following links.
Last updated: July 28, 2023