Snowmobile Regulations: City code provisions relating to vehicular traffic apply to the operation of snowmobiles upon streets and highways.
· Snowmobiles may be operated in the ditch but not the roadway of Highway 13, except to cross.
· On county roads, snowmobiles may be operated in the ditch along the outside bank but not on the roadway except to cross, and where there is curb or sidewalk without a ditch, travel is not allowed on the roadway surface.
· Snowmobiles may be operated on city streets with the exception of Main Avenue, in single file, at no more than 10 miles per hour.
· Within the City, snowmobile operation is prohibited on sidewalks, pedestrian trails, on any school or church property, within the boundaries of all city parks, and on bike paths unless they are marked as official snowmobile trails.
· For more information, please call (952) 440-3555.
Hot Line for complaints or issues Tom Schutz 612-328-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You may not ride a snowmobile:
· Between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. every day;
· On any land not his or her own, except where otherwise allowed by law, without the written or oral permission of the owner, occupant or lessee of those lands;
· No snowmobile may be operated within 300 feet of a residence at a speed greater than 15 mph unless the snowmobile is operated on a designated snowmobile trail;
· Within public right-of-way at a speed in excess of 15 mph;
· At any place in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property of another or to cause injury or damage thereto;
· On any sidewalk or bituminous trails in the city provided for pedestrian travel except those sidewalks and bituminous trails that are located on a designated snowmobile trail;
· On any school property within 100 feet of any building, sliding, skating or other athletic areas during the period of one hour before through one hour after normal school hours;
· Within 100 feet of any person fishing, skating rink area or sliding area or any other area where the operation would conflict with the use of, or endanger other persons or property;
· In a cemetery;
· No snowmobile may be operated on a designated snowmobile trail at a speed of greater than 25 mph or the posted speed limit, whichever is less;
· No snowmobile may be operated on a designated snowmobile trail when the trail has been marked as closed;
· No snowmobile may be operated in the city except:
o While loading or unloading a snowmobile from a trailer or other similar form of transport;
o While performing maintenance and repair of a snowmobile within 300 feet of the registered owner’s place of residence;
o For direct snowmobile trail access to or from the closest designated snowmobile trail; or
o On a designated snowmobile trail.
Complaint Hot Line
Todd Jarvey 952-999-0368
Tom Wills 612-716-6588
Cory Berg 612-791-4914
It is unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile or ATV not licensed as a motor vehicle as follows:
· On the portion of any right-of-way of any public highway, street, road, trail, or alley used for motor vehicle travel, except as follows.
· A snowmobile may operate upon the most right hand lane of a municipal street or alley and may in passing or making a left hand turn, operate on other lanes which are used for vehicle traffic in the same direction only when the snowmobile is traveling directly to or from the residence of the operator and the nearest lawfully designated snowmobile trail, and only when traveling at a rate of speed not in excess of 15 mph.
· A snowmobile may also be operated upon the ditch bottom or the outside bank of trunk, county state-aid, and county highways where such highways are so configured within the corporate limits.
· On a public sidewalk or bicycle trail provided for pedestrian or bicycle travel;
· On boulevards within any public right-of-way;
· On private property of another without specific permission of the owner or person in control of said property;
· At a rate of speed greater than reasonable or proper under all surrounding circumstances;
· At any place in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner or heedlessly in disregard of the rights or safety of others, or in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger or cause injury or damage to any person or property;
· On any publicly-owned or publicly-controlled property or land, other than lawfully designated snowmobile trails, except as otherwise allowed in this subchapter;
· So as to tow any person or thing except through use of a rigid towbar attached to the rear of the snowmobile or ATV;
· At any place while under the influence of alcohol or drugs as defined in M.S. § 169A.20, as it may be amended from time to time, which is hereby incorporated herein by reference;
· Within 100 feet of any pedestrian, fisherman, skating rink, or sliding area where the operation would conflict with the use or endanger other persons or property.
Complaint Hot Line
Mark Coleman 952-412-3724