Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to remind snowmobilers to register their sleds “locally” and avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the signature green “Renew Local” envelope or doing so at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus.
“Snow has already begun to fly and we do not want any snowmobiler to be delayed in being properly registered”, said Jacobs. “Winter in Erie County is more fun on a snowmobile and we want riders ready to enjoy the season.”
Members of a snowmobile club will save money on their registration, as the registration fee is only $45.00. Non-members will pay the full registration fee of $100. Snowmobilers are encouraged to contact the Erie County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs by visiting www.wnysnowtrails.com for information on joining local clubs.
Riders need to complete and mail in both sides of a New York State Snowmobile Registration Form (MV-82SN), a copy of existing snowmobile registration, and a copy of the registrant’s driver’s license. Snowmobile club members need to also send proof of membership in a NYSSA snowmobile club. Place everything in a "Renew Local" envelope or use your own and mail to: Christopher L. Jacobs, Erie County Clerk, 92 Franklin Street-Suite 1, Buffalo, NY 14202 including a check, per sled, made payain able to the “Erie County Clerk”. Your snowmobile registration will be mailed back to you within a week.
Erie County snowmobile trails are scheduled to open on December 18th, providing 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.
“We hope that all snowmobilers will register their sleds locally,” said Jacobs. “By doing so it helps keep needed money in Erie County instead of going to Albany.” For additional registration information riders can visit www.erie.gov/registrations or contact the Erie County Auto Bureau Call Center at 716-858-7450.