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

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Any snowmobile that is operated or transported in Minnesota must be registered.

  • You can register your snowmobile at:
  • When you register a snowmobile, you receive a registration card and two registration decals. The registration card must be carried on the snowmobile and be available for inspection by an enforcement officer whenever the machine is being operated.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to register a snowmobile.
  • Registration is valid for three years.
  • If your registration decal or card is lost or damaged, you must contact the DNR or a Deputy Registrar’s office to get a replacement.
  • If your snowmobile is currently registered and you wish to renew, you may do so online.
  • The registration fee depends on the type of registration. Specific fee information is available on the MN DNR snowmobile registrations website.

Which Snowmobiles Are Exempt?

Minnesota registration is not required for snowmobiles that are:

  • Being used to groom a state or grant-in-aid trail
  • Owned and used by the federal government, an Indian tribal government, another state, or a political subdivision
  • Registered by tribal members through the tribal government
  • Currently registered in another country and being used in Minnesota temporarily
  • Currently registered in another state and are not kept in Minnesota for more than 30 consecutive days
  • Used exclusively in organized track-racing events
  • Being transported by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer
  • At least 15 years old and in transit by an individual for use on land owned or leased by the individual
  • Used exclusively for agricultural purposes