Snowmobile

The State of Minnesota requires only a current registration on snowmobiles. At this time, you do not need a certificate of title for your snowmobile.

Two options for snowmobile registration

  • A snowmobile may now be registered for trail use or non-trail use.
  • The trail use registration fee is $78.50 for 3 years and includes unlimited use of Minnesota's 22,000 miles of state and grant-in-aid trails.
  • The non-trail use registration fee is $48.50 for 3 years and is not transferable. A snowmobile that is registered for non-trail use may NOT be operated on a state or grant-in-aid trail including a grant-in-aid trail in a road right-of-way.
  • A non-trail use registration requires a new registration number to be affixed to the snowmobile.
  • A state trail sticker is not valid for use on a non-trail use registered snowmobile.
  • If an individual wants to use a non-trail use registered snowmobile on a state or grant-in-aid trail, the snowmobile will need to be re-registered for trail use and a new registration number will be assigned.
  • A non-trail use registration decal will be yellow in color.

Minnesota Snowmobile Guide

New Registration


Bring complete information about the snowmobile and receipt showing you have paid sales tax. 

Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers

Shakopee Customer Service Center
Elko New Market Customer Service Center


Renew Registration


Bring renewal reminder, registration card or picture ID. 

If you are not the registered owner a person may renew for you only if they have the DNR generated renewal notice or, they must provide a Consent to Renew Registration form or show proof of being the Power of Attorney.

Consent to Renew Registration PDF

Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers

Shakopee Customer Service Center
Elko New Market Customer Service Center


Transfer Registration

Bring signed registration card from the seller and / or bill of sale with live signatures and complete information about the vehicle. This includes the DNR registration number, make, model, and engine size.

Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers

Shakopee Customer Service Center
Elko New Market Customer Service Center


Duplicate decal or registration card

The owner of the vehicle must be present and have valid identification.

 

Cost
 Please go to Minnesota DNR fee schedule for current prices.