Welcome Canadian Snowmobilers!

New Yorkers and out-of-state US Residents can register their snowmobiles online with New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS DMV), but our Canadian friends to the north cannot.  NYS DMV is working on making that possible, but in the interim, they have added a phone number to their website for Canadian registrants.

Canadian visitors
To register for the first time, please call NYS DMV at 518-626-8989 between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
If you registered your snowmobile in New York before, you can renew your registration.

Out of State US Residents
If your sled is registered in your home state, you may register in New York for the first time here.
If you registered your snowmobile in New York before, you can renew your registration.

Join a Club first!
Be sure to join a New York State Snowmobile Association Club so you can enjoy the discounted NYS DMV registration fee:
*     $100 per sled if you are not a NY Club member;
*      $45 per sled if you join a NY Club before registering.
We have a membership help line available during business hours: 888-624-3849 x 103; and you may for assistance 24/7.

Insurance
All snowmobiles must be insured unless they are operated solely on property owned or leased by the owner of the snowmobile. New York State Parks law requires snowmobilers to carry liability coverage in the minimum amount of $10,000 for an accident involving one person, $20,000 for an accident involving two or more persons, and $5,000 for property damage from one accident.

Proof of insurance must be carried by the snowmobiler and must be displayed on request of any magistrate, law enforcement officer, or anyone who has suffered personal injury or property damage as a result of the snowmobiler’s actions.

For more information about insurance and laws pertaining to snowmobiles, please see the Ride New York page.

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