Snowmobiles that are operated on public land or trails in Colorado must be registered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Who Needs to Register
Colorado Snowmobile Registration requirements:
All snowmobiles owned and operated in Colorado must display current Colorado snowmobile registration stickers when in a person’s possession in an snowmobile staging area or operated in Colorado.
Colorado Snowmobile Use Permit requirements:
Out-of-state residents who bring snowmobiles into Colroado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident Snowmobile permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following Sept. 30. These permits can be purchased via mail in request or ordered online. Once purchased, this sticker should be placed on the machine's outside face of the right front part of the cowling. Since this is only a use permit, no renewal notice will be sent to non-resident permit holders; you must purchase a new permit each year you come to Colorado with your snowmobile.
To register your Snowmobile in your name for the first time, complete the Snowmobile Registration Form and return it to:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
You may also register your vehicle at various snowmobile dealers or Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices. Visit our Snowmobile Registration Agent Location list for the nearest location.
Always call ahead to ensure services are available.
Effective July 1, 2014, Title is required for all power sports vehicle dealers and auctioneer sales. Snowmobile titling is optional for private party to private party sales. For titling information, see Titling Off Road Vehicles SB13-280 on the Department of Revenue website.
The annual registration fee is $30.25. Registrations are valid Oct. 1 through Sept. 30 each year. This is a flat administrative transaction fee – it cannot be prorated for a partial year's registration, and will not be subject to refund if the machine is sold or stolen.
Snowmobile Registration Renewals
Registration renewal cards are mailed to currently registered owners each August. You may also renew your registration online by going to the link on the back of the registration card. You MUST have your registration number to renew online or please call 303-791-1920 to get your information.
Purchasing a Snowmobile
Dealers are required by law to complete the registration application for you and collect the registration fee before the machine leaves their premises. The dealer will forward the application form to our office, where we will process the request. Colorado residents who purchase a snowmobile from a private party may use their dated bill of sale as a temporary registration for 30 days during the registration application process - see the link to the application form above. The Bill of Sale must be carried on the machine while riding until the decals and registration card get to you in the mail.
Sorry, at this time, on-line registrations for a new machine are not available.
Out-of-state residents who bring snowmobiles into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident Snowmobile permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following Sept. 30. These permits can be purchased via mail in request or ordered online. Once purchased, this sticker should be placed on the machine's outside face of the right front part of the cowling. Since this is only a use permit, no renewal notice will be sent to non-resident permit holders; you must purchase a new permit each year you come to Colorado with your Snowmobile.
Registration decals must be affixed permanently on each side of the upper half of the cowling in a location where the decal can be easily seen. Snowmobile operators must carry their registration card and show it to any peace officer on request. For general decal placement instructions for all types of OHVs and boats, see the Registration Decal Placement Brochure. For snowmobile decal placement, click here.