Auto Bureau Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Modified: January 13, 2017 1:09pm

January 12, 2017

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Erie County, NY- The Erie County Clerk’s Office 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 Erie County Auto Bureau.

Members of a snowmobile club will save money on their sled’s registration, as the rate is only $45. Non-members will pay the full registration cost of $100. Snowmobilers are encouraged to contact the New York State Snowmobile Association by visiting for information on joining local clubs and to obtain your 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 State.

To register using the “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 registrant’s 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 Street-Suite 1, Buffalo, NY 14202 including a check, per sled, made payable to the “Erie County Clerk”. Your snowmobile registration will be mailed back to you within 10 business days upon receipt of renewal form.

Erie County snowmobile trails are usually scheduled to open in mid-December, 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.

For forms and additional registration information riders can visit or contact the Erie County Auto Bureau Call Center at 716-858-7450. Snowmobilers can also visit the Erie County Auto Bureau’s website at to schedule an appointment at any of the three largest Auto Bureaus operated by the County Clerk’s Office - Amherst, Cheektowaga and downtown Buffalo.