Off-Road Vehicle Office

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.


Vehicle Inspections
Before a vehicle permit sticker can be issued, a vehicle inspection must first be performed.

The off-road vehicle operator course is now available online!

Off-Road Vehicle Operator Course
Completion of the off-road vehicle operator course is required before an off-road vehicle permit can be issued.

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.

Note: You must enable pop-up windows in your browser to take this course.

Please provide input, or request further information by email.

Previous year's off-road vehicle permits

Annual Off-Road Vehicle Permit
Once you have obtained an operator permit, and your vehicle has passed the inspection and received the inspection sticker, you may then purchase the 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.

  • Want to register an ATV or UTV? Learn more about the state's title requirements here.
  • To view maps of designated Off-Road Vehicle trails click here. Maps can be viewed per unit on printable PDF files.
  • Organizers of group off-road vehicle events are required to obtain a special use permit, by clicking here.
  • Camp Owner Questions and Answers
  • For more information on Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, click here.

Last updated: July 28, 2023

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33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141


239 695-2000

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