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Snowmobilers: Register those sleds in Erie County

HAMBURG — Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs has reminded snowmobilers to register their sleds locally and avoid the registration rush, by mailing registrations, using a green renew local envelope or visiting 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,” Jacobs said. “Winter in Erie County is more fun on a snowmobile and we want riders ready to enjoy the season.”

Snowmobile club members will save money on their registrations. Non-members will pay the full registration fee. Snowmobilers may contact the Erie County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs for more information about joining local clubs, by visiting

Riders must 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 must also send proof of membership in a New York State Snowmobile Association club.

Place everything into a renew local envelope, or any other envelope, and mail to Jacobs at 92 Franklin St. Suite 1, Buffalo, NY 14202. Include a check, per sled, made payable to the Erie County clerk. Snowmobile registrations will be mailed back within a week.

Erie County snowmobile trails were scheduled to open on Dec. 18. Riders may check with their local clubs, to ensure trails have been opened, and to obtain the latest information about snowmobiling safety courses in and around Erie County.

“We hope that all snowmobilers will register their sleds locally,” Jacobs said. “By doing so, it helps keep needed money in Erie County instead of going to Albany.”

For more information, visit or contact the Erie County Auto Bureau call center at 858-7450.

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