State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Division Of Motor Vehicles

Alaska Department of Administration, Divison of Motor Vehicles
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Snowmachines & All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

A snow vehicle is a vehicle propelled by mechanical power, supported in part by ski's, belts, cleats, or low pressure tires and primarily designed to travel over ice and snow. ATVs with low pressure tires may be registered as snow vehicles.

Snowmachines and ATVs are NOT titled in Alaska, however snowmachines are required to be registered unless they are operated solely on private property.   A snow vehicle season is from October 1st to September 30th of the second year.  The expiration for a snow vehicle obtaining an original registration in Alaska, or registering a snow vehicle that has been expired over one year will be issued a registration for two, four or six years for the current calendar year. 

  • $10.00 - One Season (Two years)
  • $20.00 - Two Seasons (Four years)
  • $30.00 - Three Seasons (Six years)

The Division issues two decals when a snow vehicle is originally registered. These decals are validated by a tab each registration period. The decal number becomes the permanent registration for the snow vehicle.  The decals must be placed on both sides of the tunnel (above the footrests and below the seat) so that they are clearly visible when the driver and passenger are seated in the normal riding position.  Decals issued prior to September 30, 1998 may be displayed on the cowling of the snow vehicle.   Decals must be placed so that they do not cover the serial number.

To register a new snow vehicle or ATV, an applicant must submit a Bill of Sale, a copy of a warranty card, or a Purchase Order from the dealer, along with an Title & Registration Application  to any DMV office.  Snowmachine dealers are required by law to obtain a completed Application for Title and Registration (Form 812) and collect registration fees for snowmachine's at the point of sale.  Some dealers will act as DMV agents and process the transaction at the point of sale while others will send completed applications and fees to DMV for processing.

To transfer registration on a used snow vehicle, the applicant must submit an Application for Registration and an affidavit stating from whom and when the snow vehicle or ATV was purchased, or how the vehicle was acquired, and if the vehicle was previously registered a copy of the last issued registration.