Snowmobile registration procedures & 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.

New in 2013: two options for snowmobile registration

  • A snowmobile may now be registered for trail use or non-trail use.
  • The trail use registration fee is $78.50 for 3 years and includes unlimited use of Minnesota's 22,000 miles of state and grant-in-aid trails.
  • The non-trail use registration fee is $48.50 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.

Register your new snowmobile:

Renew your snowmobile registration:

Duplicate snowmobile safety cards are available:

Forms

Fees

 

Snowmobile registration fees
Type of transaction Fee Issuing fee Duration
Trail use registration 75.00 3.50 3 fiscal years
Non-trail use registration 45.00 3.50 3 fiscal years
Renewal - trail use registration 75.00 3.50 3 fiscal years
Renewal - non-trail use registration 45.00 3.50 3 fiscal years
Transfer - trail use registration only 10.00 3.50  
Collector registration (unlimited use)  6.00  3.50  Non-expiring
Renewal & transfer - trail use registration 85.00 3.50  
Duplicate registration card 10.00 3.50  
Duplicate registration decal only 0.00 1.50  
Dealer's registration (new or renewal) 50.00 3.50 1 year
Manufacturer's registration (new or renewal) 150.00 3.50 1 year

Annual State Trail sticker

35.00 1.00 Nov.1 - Apr.30
Annual State Trail sticker (Penalty) 70.00 1.00 Nov.1 - Apr.30