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Registering Your Snowmobile

All snowmobiles and OHRVs must be registered if operated off of the owner’s property. A registration is a privilege to ride off of your own property on approved trails or with written land owner permission. There are no additional trail user fees in N.H.

2014/2015 OHRV or snowmobile registrations are valid from the date of issue through June 30, 2015 and are not prorated. New registration decals are typically available from OHRV Registration Agents.

Tracked OHRV Registration Requirements
As of July 1, 2012, in order to operate on state-approved snowmobile trails, an OHRV (wheeled vehicle) that has had the wheels or tires removed and replaced with tracks, cleats or skis, MUST be properly registered in New Hampshire as a snowmobile.
  1. The tracked OHRV must meet the definition of a snowmobile as defined by law.
  2. The OHRV, with the tracks on, cannot exceed 54 inches in width and 1,200 pounds.
  3. If operating as a wheeled vehicle, a New Hampshire OHRV registration is required.
  4. Machines operated as a tracked OHRV on snowmobile trails in the winter, and as a wheeled OHRV, must be dually registered in New Hampshire; both an OHRV and snowmobile registration are required. Both sets of decal stickers must be displayed on the machine.
When registering an OHRV or snowmobile the owner must:
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age, present a valid driver’s license or non driver photo ID, and apply in person.
  2. Must present a valid N.H. driver’s license or N.H. non driver photo ID to qualify for resident rates.
  3. May bring previous registration certificate to the registration agency, or must provide the following vehicle information: year of manufacture, make, model, displacement, primary and secondary colors, and VIN. OHRVs are not titled in N.H. – no title, bill of sale or previous registration is required.
  4. Will receive a new registration certificate and two decals. Must affix one decal on each side of the cowling or on the outside of the windshield, clearly visible and not obstructed.
For more information visit the N.H. Fish and Game site at:

2014/2015 Registration Fees

Resident (club member) - $66  |  cost breakdown 
Resident (non-club member) - $96  |  cost breakdown 
Non-resident (club member) - $86  |  cost breakdown 
Non-resident (non-club member) - $116  |  cost breakdown 

Your Snowmobile Registration Fees at Work

Maintaining the Trails - Most registration fees are returned to local snowmobile clubs to help pay for trail maintenance through the Grant-in-Aid program run by the N.H. Bureau of Trails. This program does more than provide funding for fuel to groom the trails – it is also used for summer construction, including supplies such as bridge materials, and allows the Bureau of Trails to provide funding to maintain existing grooming equipment
and help replace worn-out equipment.

A Safer Ride - Registration fees also pay for Snowmobile Safety Education and Enforcement, coordinated by N.H. Fish and Game. Our safe trails help promote snowmobiling as a family friendly winter recreational opportunity. To find a class, visit the NH Fish and Game's OHRV and snowmobile information web page.

Reputation for Excellence - New Hampshire is nationally recognized for its wealth of wide, well-groomed snowmobile trails. By encouraging snowmobile club membership, providing Safety Education and enforcing OHRV laws, we are working together to provide you with a safe and enjoyable riding experience. These high standards are maintained by your registration fees.

New Hampshire Snowmobile Trail Grooming

The overall objective of snowmobile trail grooming is to provide smooth trails that are suitable for all levels of  rider experience. This can mean  many things: establishing a trail base at the beginning of the season, having to reestablish a trail after heavy snowfall and/or winds have obliterated it, or having to work a heavily moguled trail back into a smooth surface (also called “restoring” the trail).
NH Snowmobile Grooming Information Sheet