Snowmobile registration procedures and fees

Registration procedures

The State of Minnesota requires only a current registration on snowmobiles. At this time, you do not need a certificate of title for your snowmobile.

Two options for snowmobile registration

A snowmobile may now be registered for trail use or non-trail use.

  1. The trail use registration fee is $113.50 for 3 years and includes unlimited use of Minnesota's 22,000 miles of state and grant-in-aid trails.
  2. The non-trail use registration fee is $53.50 for 3 years and is not transferable. A snowmobile that is registered for non-trail use may NOT be operated on a state or grant-in-aid trail including a grant-in-aid trail in a road right-of-way.
    • A non-trail use registration requires a new registration number to be affixed to the snowmobile.
    • A state trail sticker is not valid for use on a non-trail use registered snowmobile.
    • If an individual wants to use a non-trail use registered snowmobile on a state or grant-in-aid trail, the snowmobile will need to be re-registered for trail use and a new registration number will be assigned.
    • A non-trail use registration decal will be yellow in color.

Snowmobile definition
"Snowmobile" means a self-propelled vehicle originally manufactured and designed for travel on snow or ice steered by skis or runners. Snowmobile does not include the following vehicles equipped with aftermarket ski and track configurations:

  • An all-terrain vehicle
  • An off-highway motorcycle
  • An off-road vehicle
  • A mini truck
  • A utility task vehicle, or any other vehicle being operated off road.

Register your new snowmobile:

Renew your snowmobile registration:

Duplicate snowmobile safety cards are available:

Collector snowmobiles

Special permit: A special permit is available for people or organizations to operate or transport a collector snowmobile without registration for parades or organized group outings, such as races, rallies, and other promotional events, and for up to 10 days each year for personal transportation. “Collector snowmobile” means a snowmobile that is 25 years old or older, was originally produced as a separate identifiable make by a manufacturer, and is owned and operated solely as a collector’s item.
Permit to operate or transport collector snowmobile(s)

Collector registration (optional): Snowmobiles 25 years old or older may be registered for unlimited use. This registration is non-transferrable. The collector registration does not expire and is valid until the ownership of the snowmobile is transferred. A snowmobile state trail sticker is required if you operate on a state or grant-in-aid trail.



Snowmobile registration fees:
Type of transactionFeeIssuing feeDuration
Trail use registration105.008.503 fiscal years
Non-trail use registration45.008.503 fiscal years
Renewal - trail use registration105.006.003 fiscal years
Renewal - non-trail use registration45.006.003 fiscal years
Transfer - trail use registration only10.008.50 
Collector registration (unlimited use) 6.008.50 Non-expiring
Renewal & transfer - trail use registration115.008.50 
Duplicate registration card10.006.00 
Duplicate registration decal only0.006.00 
Dealer's registration (new)50.008.501 year
Dealer's registration (renewal)50.006.00 
Manufacturer's registration (new or renewal)150.008.501 year
Manufacturer's registration (new or renewal)150.006.001 year
Annual State Trail sticker50.001.00Nov 1 - Jun 30
Annual State Trail sticker (Penalty)70.001.00Nov 1 - Jun 30


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