Snowmobiles need state trail sticker
People planning to ride
on any state or grant-in-aid snowmobile trail in Minnesota this winter
are required to purchase a Minnesota Snowmobile State Trail
sticker for their snowmobile. State legislators passed the new sticker law
during the 2005 legislative session. The law went into effect Oct.
The trail sticker is $16 for an annual permit and $31 for a three-year
sticker which can only be purchased at the time of registration or renewal
of registration. The price includes a $1 filing fee. The
annual permit will only be valid from Nov. 1 through April 30 of each
year. Anyone caught without a valid trail sticker will be required to purchase
an annual permit at the price of the three-year permit, $31, plus
According to the legislation, the revenue generated
from the trail pass must be used for grants-in-aid, trail maintenance,
grooming, and easement acquisition. The funds will go to clubs to support
their maintenance and grooming costs.
annual Minnesota Snowmobile State Trail sticker can be purchased from a
deputy registrar or any of the electronic licensing agents throughout
Minnesota or by telephone at 1-888-665-4236.
The three-year sticker may only be purchased at
the time of snowmobile registration at a deputy registrar office or
through the mail from the DNR at 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN
Additional information about the state trail sticker,
including proper placement, can be found in the 2005-2006 Snowmobile
Regulations handbook or on the DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us.
More than 18,000 miles of the 20,385 miles of
snowmobile trails in Minnesota are groomed and maintained by local
volunteer snowmobile clubs through the grant-in-aid program.