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Adult and youth with snowmobile

These requirements apply to persons operating a snowmobile.

  • A person 12 or 13 years old who has a snowmobile safety certificate:
    • May operate on public lands, public waters, and grant-in-aid trails.
    • May operate on private lands with the landowner’s permission.
    • May NOT cross state or county roads.
    • May NOT operate on roads in municipalities.
  • A person at least 14 years old who has a snowmobile safety certificate or a driver’s license or ID with a snowmobile safety certificate endorsement:
    • May operate on public lands, public waters, and grant-in-aid trails.
    • May operate on private lands with the landowner’s permission.
    • May cross state or county roads.
    • May operate on roads in municipalities where operation is not restricted by local ordinance.
  • A person under 14 years old who does NOT have a snowmobile safety certificate:
    • May operate on public lands, public waters, grant-in-aid trails, and private land (with permission) only if he or she is supervised or accompanied by:
      • A parent or…
      • A legal guardian or…
      • A person at least 18 years old designated by the parent or guardian.
    • May NOT cross state or county roads.
    • May NOT operate on roads in municipalities.