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The registration requirements for a snowmobile depend on:

  • Where you are operating the vehicle
  • The type of snowmobile

Snowmobiles are registered by submitting a completed application, the required fee, and the sales tax statement to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Registration application forms are available from the DCNR Snowmobile/ATV Registration Section, snowmobile dealers, Forest District Offices, and State Park Offices. They also can be printed from the DCNR website.

There are two types of snowmobile registration: general and limited registrations.

General Registration

General registration is required when the snowmobile will be operated on land that is not the owner’s private property. For a snowmobile that requires general registration:

  • The registration fee is $20, and the registration is valid for two years.
  • Upon receipt of the application, the DCNR will issue a registration certificate, two registration decals, and two expiration stickers.
  • The expiration stickers show the registration’s expiration date.

Limited Registration

Limited registration is allowed when the snowmobile will be operated only on private land that is owned or leased by the snowmobile's owner. For a snowmobile that is eligible for limited registration:

  • Registration is free and does not expire unless you transfer ownership of the vehicle.
  • Upon receipt of the application, the DCNR will issue a registration certificate and two registration decals.
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