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Recent legislation changes snowmobile, ATV and UTV laws

Published by Central Office December 1, 2015

Contact(s): Linda Olver, Customer and Outreach Services Policy Advisor, 608-264-8985; DNR Conservation Warden Gary Eddy, ATV/Snowmobile Administrator, 608-245-2315

MADISON - Beginning this winter, snowmobilers in Wisconsin will be required to purchase a Wisconsin trail pass in addition to having a valid Wisconsin Public Use registration.

Trails passes are $30 for the annual pass, or $10 for someone who is a member of a snowmobile club affiliated with the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs. Information about the discounts is available on the association's website at

Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Gary Eddy, also the all terrain vehicle/snowmobile administrator, said dollars generated from the snowmobile trail passes will be placed in a segregated fund to pay for the development and maintenance of snowmobile trails.

"This is a direct benefit to Wisconsin snowmobiling," Eddy said, adding "the state is known for its outstanding snowmobile trails and winter fun."

In other changes, Eddy said a recent bill signed into law makes slight adjustments to Wisconsin trail pass requirements and commercial snowmobile registrations. Changes were effective November 13. These include:

For more detailed information regarding these requirements and how to order trail passes, search the DNR website,, for keywords "snowmobile trail pass." For information on the discounted club membership trail pass, please contact Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs.

Last Revised: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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