Snow has begun falling in Idaho. If your winter plans include dashing through the snow on a motorized sleigh (snowmobile), the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) would like to remind you to make sure your snowmobile is registered before you head out to play.
Your registration fees support the groomed trail system of your choice. At time of registration, you can designate your fees to the county snowmobile program you most frequently visit. Those funds are then used for the maintenance and operation of snowmobile trail groomers, signing of snowmobile trails, plowing parking lots and maintaining warming shelters.
The registration fee is $32.50 ($62.50 for rental machines) and the stickers are good for one year: Nov. 1 to Oct. 31 of the following year. Snowmobile registration can be obtained at snowmobile dealers, some county assessor's offices, Division of Motor Vehicle offices and all three Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation service centers; 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, 2750 Kathleen Avenue, Suite 1, Coeur d'Alene, and 4279 Commerce Circle, Suite B, Idaho Falls.
Registration requirements apply to new and used snowmobiles. Every snowmobile must be registered before it leaves the premises, at the time of sale, from the dealer. The purchaser of a used snowmobile, which has been previously registered, must transfer the registration within 15 days of the sale.
Idaho has more than 5,500 miles of snowmobile trails in 29 grooming programs throughout the state. Before you sled, pick up your registration; your 2013/2014 snowmobile registration not only helps financially support your sport, it's also illegal to operate in Idaho without it.
To find the snowmobile registration vendor location nearest you and additional information on snowmobiling in Idaho, visit www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.