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Oregon Snowmobile Registration, Permits, Laws

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Ready to go snowmobiling in Oregon? It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the laws regarding snowmobile registration, permits, and other rules. 

Whether you’re an Oregon resident or an out-of-state visitor planning to ride your snowmobile during your stay, we’ve compiled the information you need. 

For more information and other details regarding snowmobiles, trails, and more, please visit: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/DMV/Pages/index.aspx 

Oregon Snowmobile Registration Requirements

Snowmobiles in Oregon must be titled and registered with the DMV. 

You can submit your initial applications and documents in person or by mail. 

To apply, you’ll need to:

  • Complete a title and registration application: https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Forms/DMV/226fill.pdf 
  • Provide proof of ownership. 
  • Complete a VIN inspection, if applicable. 
  • Provide a bill of sale, if applicable. 
  • Pay the registration and title fees.

OR snowmobile registrations are valid for 2 years. 

Non-Resident OR Snowmobile Trip Permit

If you are an out-of-state resident that plans to ride your snowmobile in Oregon, you must apply for a OR snowmobile trip permit. 

These are valid for 60 consecutive days. 

To apply: 

Oregon Snowmobile Registration Cost

Fees for snowmobile permits and registration in Oregon are as follows:

  • Non-resident snowmobile trip permit: $7 for 60 days. 
  • Snowmobile registration: $10

Snowmobile Laws in Oregon

Snowmobile riders are required to hold a valid driver’s license OR a Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate. 

Be sure to also check the rules, regulations, and fees for the Oregon snowmobile trails you plan on riding. Local laws and regulations may vary. 

Regardless of whether a particular state or trail requires it, snowmobile operators and passengers should always wear the proper safety equipment and helmets while riding. 

Never ride a snowmobile under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Failing to obey the snowmobile laws of Oregon and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties. 

Check out some of these other great snowmobile resources from MotorcycleZombies.com:

How to Ride a Snowmobile

Snowmobile Pre-Ride Inspections

Snowmobile Helmets

Snowmobile Cost

Snowmobile Insurance

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