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Montana Residents

To operate a snowmobile on public land legally, you must register your snowmobile and display the registration decal.

Registration decal for Montana residents
  • Snowmobiles must be registered at the County Treasurer's office in the county where the owner resides.
  • Registration of personal snowmobiles is permanent and remains valid until the machine is sold.
  • The silver registration decal with "PERMANENT" on it must be affixed to the left side of the cowl.
  • To operate a snowmobile, a fat-tire bicycle, or a motorized snow bike on a groomed snowmobile trail, a Montana resident must purchase a Trail Pass decal. The Trail Pass is valid for three seasons and must be clearly visible.
Montana snowmobile registration decal placement
The registration decal must be affixed on the left side of the cowl.