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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Michigan Snowmobile Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Snowmobile Safety Certificate.

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  • Just as you are required to have a vehicle registration for your car, you must have a Michigan Certificate of Registration and registration decals to operate a snowmobile legally in Michigan. Exceptions to registration are:
    • A snowmobile operated exclusively on lands owned or under the control of the snowmobile owner
    • A snowmobile used entirely in a safety education and training program conducted by a certified snowmobile safety instructor
  • To register your snowmobile, contact the Michigan Secretary of State.
  • The pocket-size certificate of registration must be carried with the snowmobile.
  • The registration decals must be placed on each side of the forward half of the cowl above the footwell. No number other than the registration number may be displayed on the snowmobile.
  • The certificate of registration and registration decal authorizes the operation of the snowmobile for a 3-year period that begins on October 1 and expires on September 30 of the third year.
Michigan snowmobile registration decal placement