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Registering your OHRV

All snowmobiles and OHRVs must be registered if operated in New Hampshire off the owner's property. A title, bill of sale or previous registration is not required to register an OHRV or snowmobile in New Hampshire. A registration is a privilege to ride off of your own property on approved trails or with written landowner permission. There are no additional trail user fees in New Hampshire.


How to Register Your OHRV

Individuals may register at any of the OHRV registration agents located throughout the state, and must apply in person. Registrations also may be purchased at Fish and Game headquarters.


Visit an Agent


Note: 2018-2019 Annual Registrations will be available by mid-day on Monday June 18


Download, Print & Mail



Request an Application By Phone

  • You may request that an application be mailed to you by contacting Fish and Game at (603) 271-4300.


Snowmobile Club Discount

Snowmobile registration fees are discounted for members of New Hampshire snowmobile clubs. To find a club, visit the NH Snowmobile Association at or call (603) 273-0220 (snowmobile club information only).


Registration Fees and Current Rules

OHRVRegistration fees and current rules are outlined in the current OHRV/Snowmobile Digest of Regulations. There you'll find snowmobile, ATV and trail bike registration fees, rules, as well as other information, such as guidelines for reporting accidents or stolen snowmobiles. Please note that this publication is only a summary of New Hampshire Off Highway Recreational Vehicle laws and current fees; it is not the complete law or rules. The official rules may be examined at: Administrative Procedures Division; Office of Legislative Services; State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

Tracked OHRV Registration Requirements

As of July 1, 2012, in order to operate on state-approved snowmobile trails, an OHRV (wheeled vehicle) that has had the wheels or tires removed and replaced with tracks, cleats or skis, MUST be properly registered in New Hampshire as a snowmobile.

The tracked OHRV must meet the definition of a snowmobile as defined by law.


The OHRV, with the tracks on, cannot exceed 54 inches in width and 1,200 pounds.


If operating as a wheeled vehicle, a New Hampshire OHRV registration is required.


Machines operated as a tracked OHRV on snowmobile trails in the winter, and as a wheeled OHRV, must be dually registered in New Hampshire; both an OHRV and snowmobile registration are required. Both sets of decal stickers must be displayed on the machine.

Do I need a title or bill of sale?

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the state agency responsible for the registration of Off Highway Recreational Vehicles and snowmobiles. The state of New Hampshire does not title Off Highway Recreational Vehicles or snowmobiles nor does it maintain any records of title or liens on these types of vehicles. A title, bill of sale or previous registration is not required to register an Off Highway Recreational Vehicle or snowmobile.


Although a bill of sale is not required to register in New Hampshire, when buying or selling a machine, it is recommended that a bill of sale is completed with the following information included:


  • Date of sale
  • Vehicle year of manufacture
  • Vehicle make
  • Vehicle model
  • Vehicle engine size (cc)
  • Vehicle color
  • Vehicle identification number
  • Seller’s name, address and signature
  • Buyer’s name, address and signature


It is also recommended that a buyer verify the VIN on the bill of sale against the machine itself. NH Fish and Game does not verify or give out registration or machine information unless an individual is requesting his or her own registration information.


When a transfer of ownership has taken place, the registration and decals on the machine are no longer valid; the new owner would need to register the machine in their own name.

How to Place your OHRV Registration Decal

  • See OHRV Decal Placement Instructions PDF Document
  • Please note: Beginning with the 2015/2016 registration year, the size of the decals has been reduced. To ensure proper visibility, please remove the old decals before applying the new decals.


Have a question about registering your OHRV?


E-mail us or call (603) 271-4300


What's New

OHRV Wheeled Vehicle Registration Fee Change

Effective May 1, 2018, registrations for the 2018/2019 season, the fee for Annual and 14-Month wheeled vehicle registrations will increase by $30 for individuals who are not a member of a New Hampshire Off Highway Recreational Vehicle club.


To receive the discounted member rate, individuals must show at the time of registration, valid proof of membership for the corresponding registration year, to a N.H. wheeled vehicle club that is a member club of the New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association.


  • These fee changes were proposed by New Hampshire’s OHRV community, and passed by the N.H. Legislature. For information regarding OHRV club membership, contact NHOHVA at (413) 200-8061,
  • The non-member fee increase will provide more funding to OHRV clubs for trail maintenance and new projects.


Did you know?

The majority of registration fees go to the N.H. Bureau of Trails, which in turn distributes monies back to clubs for trail maintenance through the Grant-in-Aid Program. Registration fees are also used for safety education and enforcement coordinated by N.H. Fish and Game, which help make our trails safer.