OHV Permit Program
The City of California City enjoys the distinction of being the third largest city in California with land area that totals 203 square miles. The City is home to a vast area of ultra-terrain composites for off-road machines to search and/or traverse. The California City Police Department has created the Desert Incident Response Team to patrol these ultra-terrain areas and to deploy resources for off road incidents. Funded and operated through State Parks, by way of OHV funds (green sticker fees), and the California City OHV Permit Program, D.I.R.T. plays a public safety role for all visitors to this high desert community. The OHV Recreation Program maintains the Borax Bill Park located along the historic Twenty Mule Team Parkway.
California City has been one of the fastest growing areas for Off-Highway Vehicle families to enjoy OHV recreation. Riders throughout the state come to California City for its easy access for R.V.’s and Toy Haulers. There are hundreds of miles of dirt routes that are open for riders. These routes are ideal for all levels of experience and lead to other advance trails in the RANDS MOUNTAIN trail system. The City has opened marked “Blue” trails into California City for visitors to enjoy local establishment. Riders must stay on marked trail system when entering the main part of the City. Please read the back of your receipt for important laws and local ordinances pertaining to OHV use in California City.
Effective March 2008 all Off-Highway Vehicles MUST display a “California City – Street Operating Permit” while being operated in California City. In addition to the California City Street Operating Permit, all non-street legal vehicles MUST display a current and valid California State Green or Red Sticker (38010, 38020 CVC). This permit allows OHV’s to operate on DIRT ROUTES that are within the designated riding area. Any dual-sport or street licensed vehicle DOES NOT need an operating permit. All permits issued at this time, are valid through June 30, 2023.