Riders save money & help county retain up to $1.5M locally
As winter snow activities commence in Buffalo, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns reminded snowmobilers to register their sleds “locally” by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the signature green “Renew Local” envelope, or at any Erie County Auto Bureau. Doing so will help keep a portion of the registration fee in Erie County.
New York requires snowmobiles and trailers to be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Payment for registration costs $100. However, members of a snowmobile club will save money on their sleds registration, as the rate is only $45.
Snowmobilers are encouraged to contact the New York State Snowmobile Association by visiting www.nysnowmobiler.com for information on joining local clubs and to obtain a registration voucher. All but $10 of each registration fee goes to the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund, which supports 10,500 miles of public snowmobile trails across New York.
To register using “Renew Local” envelope riders need to complete and mail in both sides of a New York State Snowmobile Registration Form (MV-82SN), a photocopy of existing snowmobile registration, and a copy of the registrants driver’s license. Snowmobile club members need to also send proof of membership in a NYSSA snowmobile club. Mail everything to: Erie County Clerk’s Office, 92 Franklin St., Suite 1, Buffalo, NY, 14202, including a check – per sled – made payable to the “Erie County Clerk.” A snowmobile registration will be mailed back within 10 business days upon receipt of renewal form.
Erie County snowmobile trails are usually scheduled to open around mid-December, provided the ground is frozen and there is at least 6 inches of snow. Riders are encouraged to check with their local clubs to ensure trails have been opened and to obtain the latest information on snowmobiling safety courses in and around Erie County.
Information on how to make a reservation or access forms and additional registration information can be found at www.erie.gov/clerk/autobureau.