Press Release - 11-28-2012


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Renewing a snowmobile registration just got easier! New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala announces that riders can renew their snowmobile registrations online.

Online renewal allows riders to renew registrations directly through the DMV Web site, saving a trip to a DMV office or the need to process the registration by mail.

"The Department is always seeking ways to improve customer service," said Commissioner Fiala. "The ability for riders to renew their snowmobile registrations online is an example of working better, smarter and more efficiently, while at the same time making it more convenient for customers to do business."

"Funds from the snowmobile fund help the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) build new trails and bridges," said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. "The fund also provides support to clubs and municipalities that maintain and groom the trails to help create a safe and enjoyable riding experience on DEC-managed lands."

"The New York State DMV is ahead of the country and has provided resident and non-resident snowmobilers a quick and easy way to renew their registration," said Dominic Jacangelo, Executive Director of the New York State Snowmobilers Association (NYSSA). "Register now before the snow falls and be sure to join your snowmobile club before you do so. It will save you money and time and improve the trail system."

At the time of online renewal, riders will also be provided an option to print a temporary 15-day certificate of registration from their own computers that will be valid immediately and can be used until the new registration arrives by mail. In addition, riders who belong to a NYSSA snowmobile club can enter their membership information and register at a discounted fee.

There is no additional charge for renewing online or for the temporary document. This is one of several online services DMV offers. By signing up for MyDMV, customers gain quick and easy access to a variety of personalized and secure online services without mailing in forms or making a trip to a local DMV office. For additional information, visit

For snowmobile club information, visit


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