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Patrol : Snowmobile
 

Snowmobile Patrol

As weather conditions allow, deputies patrol and monitor snowmobile trails throughout Allegan County.  Snowmobiles, much like other motor vehicles, must be registered with the State.  For those operating snowmobiles on public land, an annual Snowmobile Trail Permit must be displayed on the machine.   Snowmobile safety classes are also offered by the Sheriff's Office in January to allow students to earn their snowmobile safety certificate.

Snowmobile Safety Classes

Those who complete the class will be awarded a snowmobile safety certificate.
 
Classes are designed for people of all ages who are interested in safe snowmobiling, but Snowmobile Safety Certificates are required for persons 12-16 years of age who wish to operate a snowmobile. The classes will be limited to the first 40 students enrolled.
 
For available classes, click on the link to the right. There is no cost involved, but pre-registration is required. Register online, if not able to, call the Sheriff’s Office at 269.673.0500, ext. 4234.
 
For additional information, check the snowmobile section of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website.

Snowmobile Patrol

 

 Snowmobile Resources

 
  
  
  
  

 

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

 
  
Answer
  

​People who need a Snowmobile Safety Certificate, and people of all ages who are interested in safe snowmobiling.  A Snowmobile Safety Certificate is required for persons 12-16 years of age who wish to operate a snowmobile.

According to the DNR publication Michigan Snowmobile Safety & You:
A person, under the age of 12:
  • may not operate a snowmobile without the direct supervision of the parent or guardian except on property owned or controlled by the parent
  • may not cross a highway or street
A person who is at least 12 but less than 17 years of age:
  • may operate a snowmobile under direct supervision of a person 21 years of age or older, or have in their immediate possession a valid snowmobile safety certificate
  • may not cross a highway or street without having a valid snowmobile safety certificate in their immediate possession
  

The class typically runs 6-8 hours.

  

​There is no cost, but pre-registration is required.  
Register online, if unable to register online, please call the Sheriff's Office at 269.673.0500, ext. 4234 between 8:00am-3:00pm.

  

For questions, contact Sgt. Mike Brown by email at mbrown@allegancounty.org or leave him a voicemail at 269.673.0500, ext. 4592.