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CCPD Conducting Joint Operation to Combat Illegal ATV/UTV Use

(December 20, 2022) The Cape Coral Police Department reminds our residents of the unlawful ATV/UTV riding within Cape Coral city limits. 

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau, Patrol Bureau, and Community Services Bureau are teaming up to combat this progressing issue concerning ATV/UTV usage. This ATV/UTV usage negatively affects area residents, violates rules of the road and existing trespass authorizations, and creates safety hazards for both the public and those operating the ATV/UTVs in an unlawful manner. 

Complaints of bonfires and unlawful discharge of firearms add even greater risk to area residents and will not be tolerated. Illegal parking of trucks and trailers on vacant land and lots will also be an area of concern. 

Operating an ATV/UTV anywhere in the City of Cape Coral is unlawful unless the rider owns the property they are operating on. Riding on roadways (unless street-legal with a valid license plate and registration) is considered operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Riding on vacant lots or land is a city ordinance violation and could also be criminal trespassing.

The Cape Coral Police Department reminds our residents using ATVs/UTVs, and other illegal vehicles is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated on our roadways. Our officers will cite, arrest, and seize these vehicles.