Idaho's Snowmobile Registration Law

What are the registration requirements?
On or before Nov. 1 of each year, each Idaho snowmobile owner must register the snowmobile with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. The department or its authorized vendors will issue the owner a pair of validation stickers and a registration. The registration fee is $45.50 ($59.50 for Non-Resident). From that amount, $1 goes to Idaho Search & Rescue and $1.50 to the vendor who sells the registration.The owner may designate the county of primary use. The department sends 85% of the registration fee to that county. All registrations are valid from Nov. 1 to Oct. 31 of the following year.

Where should I place my registration on my snowmobile?
The registration stickers must be placed on the right and left sides of the cowling of the snowmobile and should be completely visible and in a legible condition at all times.

Each snowmobile must be registered before it leaves the premises at the time of sale from any retail snowmobile dealer, according to Section 67-7103, Idaho Code.

The purchaser of a snowmobile, with has been previously registered, must transfer the registration within 15 days of the sale. Vendors will prepare a new registration with the name and address of the new owner. The transfer fee is $4.50. An application for Idaho title must be filed at the nearest county assessor's office.

Nonresident certificate requirements
Idaho requires all out-of-state snowmobilers to purchase a nonresident snowmobile user certificate. The certificate costs $32.50 and is available at authorized snowmobile registration vendors. Nonresidents may designate their certificate fees to the county snowmobile program of their primary use.

Where can I get my registration?
Some county assessor's offices
Most snowmobile dealers
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Headquarters

For more information on the location of the nearest vendor, call the IDPR Registration Section at 1-800-247-6332 (in state) or 208-334-4197 (out-of-state).