|Registering a Snowmobile in New York|
Any snowmobile operated in New York State must be registered with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), even if it is registered in another state or province, except under certain special circumstances. Registration is done at the time of sale by the dealer. A snowmobile obtained in a private sale or from an out-of-state source may be registered by the new owner at any Motor Vehicle office or by a dealer participating in the state's prepaid registration program.
$100 for each snowmobile registered by persons who do not belong to a New York State Snowmobile Association member Club.
** NEW ** You can now Join a Club and Renew your snowmobile registration Online! (See below)
$35 of each resident and non-resident registration goes to the Snowmobile Trail Development and Maintenance Fund. This fund supports over 10,000 miles of public snowmobile trails in New York State, snowmobile safety education programs and enforcement of NYS snowmobile laws!
How to Join a NYSSA Member Club
You may join a NYSSA member club online by clicking here. Anyone may join a NYSSA Member Club - there are no residency requirements. Your membership helps the volunteer-run Clubs pay for the expenses involved in creating, signing, and maintaining the trail system. You may choose any club, or several. NYSSA encourages you to Join WhereEVER you ride.
Exemptions from Registration Requirements:
Documents Required While Riding
Holders of snowmobile safety certificates must carry the certificate when they are snowmobiling.
These documents should always be carried on your person and never left in the snowmobile.