Wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs) will be allowed on select roads in unincorporated Pierce County starting Jan. 1, 2019. 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.
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.
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 as of Jan. 1, 2019. Additional roads may be added over time. Check back to view the latest map and routes.
WATV brochures We have provided a brochure featuring the routes to several locations throughout Pierce County. We will not be tracking availability at the below locations. Please email email@example.com to request a copy of the brochure.
Pierce County Planning and Public Works at Annex Development Center, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409
Pierce County Planning and Public Works at Tacoma Mall Office Building, 4301 S. Pine St. Suite 628, Tacoma, WA 98409
Pierce County Council Office at the County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave. Room 1046, Tacoma, WA 98402