Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles

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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.

Licensing
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.

Safety first
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.
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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 pctraffic@piercecountywa.gov 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
  • Pierce County Library locations (with the exception of the Anderson Island location and the Administrative Center and Library on 112th St. E. in Tacoma)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, 950 Pacific Ave. Suite 300, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Pierce County Sewer and Traffic Operations Facility, 9200 122 St. E., Puyallup, WA 98373
  • Pierce County Central Maintenance Facility, 4812 196 St. E., Spanaway, WA 98387
  • Roy City Hall, 216 McNaught St. S., Roy, WA 98580
  • Eatonville City Hall, 201 Center St. W., Eatonville, WA 98328
  • Carbonado Town Hall, 818 8 Ave., Carbonado, WA 98323
  • Wilkeson Town Hall, 540 Church St. Wilkeson, WA 98396
Tell us what you think
We want your feedback about the use of WATVs on Pierce County roads. Please contact us using the information below.
Contact Us
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Phone: (253) 798-7250
Address:
Attn: Chris Manners
4301 South Pine Street, Suite 628
Tacoma, WA 98409