Types of Snowmobile Registration
Several types of registration are available for a snowmobile.
- Trail-Use Registration: With a trail-use registration, you have unlimited use of Minnesota’s 22,000 miles of state and grant-in-aid trails.
- Non-Trail Registration: Non-trail registration is not transferable. With a non-trail registration, a snowmobile:
- May not be operated on a state or grant-in-aid trail, including a grant-in-aid trail on a public road’s right-of-way.
- Must have its non-trail registration number and the yellow registration decal affixed to the machine.
- May not purchase a Snowmobile State Trail Sticker to operate on a state or grant-in-aid trail.
- Must be re-registered and get a new registration number before being operated on a state or grant-in-aid trail.
- Collector’s Permit: Instead of registering a snowmobile, you may apply for a permit to operate or transport a collector snowmobile.
- The snowmobile must be at least 25 years old, originally produced as a separate identifiable make by the manufacturer, and owned and operated only as a collector’s item.
- With the permit, you may:
- Operate or transport the snowmobile in parades or organized group outings such as races, rallies, and other promotional events and…
- Operate the snowmobile for up to 10 days per year for personal transportation and…
- Operate on a state or grant-in-aid trail.
- You must carry the permit with you while operating or transporting the snowmobile.
- If you sell the snowmobile, the permit cannot be transferred to the new owner.
- Collector Registration: Collector registration for unlimited use is available for snowmobiles that are at least 25 years old.
- This type of registration is optional, does not expire, and cannot be transferred to another person.
- You must also have a Snowmobile State Trail Sticker to operate on a state or grant-in-aid trail.