The AG released his opinion that counties do not have the authority to register off road vehicles or an all-terrain vehicle for personal use on beaches. It specifically states:
SUMMARY: Whether an all-terrain vehicle or recreational off-highway vehicle may be lawfully operated on a public beach or a particular area of a public beach cannot be answered categorically without reference to particular facts and any rules, orders, or ordinances applicable to the particular beach or area of the beach.
A county does not have the authority to establish a county system for registering an off-highway vehicle or an all-terrain vehicle for an individual to operate on a public beach.
Read the Attorney General Opinion, No. GA-0934, dated May 18, 2012.