To rent an ATV, you must visit an ATV rental shop near your location. Common requirements for renting an ATV include cash or credit card for deposit and payment, a valid driver's license for riders 18 and up and a waiver form from a parent or guardian for riders under 18.
Requirements by ATV shop vary, but one example of requirements comes by way of Steve's ATV Rentals. Steve's recommends reservations for a rental and requires a 48-hour notice of cancellation. Steve's requires a minimum $100 damage deposit for most equipment. Customers may have to sign a rental agreement depending on the state. Before a customer takes off with an ATV, the shop has a brief instruction time to make sure that the rider fits the vehicle.
Recommended apparel includes long pants, closed-toe shoes, long-sleeved shirts and a helmet. If you do not have a helmet, most shops have helmets available to lend. Experts also recommend goggles and gloves, which may also be available to rent.
Check state laws before renting an ATV. California and Oregon State Parks require an ATV Safety Certificate by the parent or guardian allowing a child under 18 to ride. Some ATV shops may provide a chaperone with this safety card if necessary.