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Snowmobile License

Only a current registration on your snowmobile is required. There is no certificate of title needed at this time. Snowmobile registration is valid for three years and runs from July 1 to June 30.
The Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Laws, Rules and Regulations is available at our office.

Applying for a snowmobile license

You must apply in person with your identification.

What to bring for registration

  • New: Sales receipt showing paid sales tax. Year, make, model, serial number and engine size
  • Renewal: Renewal form
  • Transfer: Bill of Sale with DNR registration number, handwritten is allowed

Information to include:

  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Registration Number
  • Date of sale
  • Purchase Amount
  • Seller- current registered owner must sign
  • Buyers- all buyers must sign the bill of sale. All signatures must be original. They may not be pre-printed or photo-copied.

 

  • Duplicate Decal or Registration Card: Owner with ID and DNR registration number.

Fees for snowmobile license

Registration type Fee
New or renewal registration $78.50
Renewal registration and transfer $88.50
Transfer or duplicate registration card $13.50
Duplicate Decal $1.50
Collector Unlimited Use $9.50
State Trail Sticker – 1 yr $36.00

State Trail Sticker is not required for snowmobiles

  • While being used to groom a state or grant-in-aid trail
  • Owned by the federal government, Indian tribal government, state, and political subdivisions
  • Operating with a collector permit
  • On portions of a trail owned by the person or the person’s spouse, child, or parent

All trails are open to snowmobiles with metal traction devices, unless posted closed.

Collector snowmobile

  • 25 years old or older if produced as separate make
  • May be registered for unlimited use for $9.50
  • OR by special permit, free of charge. A special permit may be issued to operate a collector snowmobile without registration for parades, organized group outings, or for up to 10 days each year for personal use.
  • Must display collector registration number and “99” decal
  • The special collector snowmobile permit does not have a registration number or expiration decal Special permit must be carried when operating the collector snowmobile
  • A trail sticker is required for the unlimited collector registration when operated on state or grant-in-aid trails

More information about Minnesota snowmobile licenses

Visit the DNR

Location and office hours

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Inside City Hall
5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and direction to the DMV

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

Holiday hours

We are closed December 26 and January 2.

Ticket numbers will be available until close of business.
Last numbers will be served 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon on Saturdays.
We are unable to serve customers after close of business.

Phone and Email

763-488-6366
Contact DMV Staff

New for snowmobiles

Price of three year state trail sticker is now included in the price of snowmobile registration expiring 2015. If your registration was issued before July 2012 you still need a trail sticker!

Anyone operating a snowmobile in violation of this law will be required to purchase an annual penalty trail sticker for $71.00 in addition to ticket or fine.

 
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