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ATV Registration-Do I really need one?

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Hello all,

I have the unfortunate limitation of living in IL, and ice-fish in MN, WI and MI. Do I need to obtain an ATV registration for each state? The only thing I use my ATV for is fishing, from the trailer to the lake and back on the trailer. Do I need any special permits in MN? Thanks in advance for all the help.

Nate

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i would think so.. as far as i know for your atv you only need a regular licence on the ice dont need anything special.

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i think as long as its registered in Illinois you should be fine. Kind of like you dont have to switch license plates when you cross state lines each time? im not for sure though. Just my logic.

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you don't need to register it in MN unless it's here for like 45 consecutive days. otherwise your IL registration is fine.

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It is just like driving you car in MN. We take sleds to Canada and don't have to register them.You can travel from state to state in a boat as well, just as long as it is registered.

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It's my understanding that in Illinois you don't have to register your ATV since the state does not provide riders with land for trail riding, but if you take your atv into Wisconsin I do believe you need a trail pass even for ice fishing, so your best bet is to get a Wisconsin trail pass(see Wi DNR site) and you should be covered in Mn also

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I haven't ridden in WI, but is the trail pass the actual WI registration?

Also, if the state of Illinois doesn't have ATV registrations, I believe he would need to register the machine in MN.

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Hello all,

Thanks much for the feedback on my topic. RSS and LEP7MM are correct, IL does not have registrations for ATVs. I called the WI DNR and they suggested that I register it in WI. It appears that as long as it is registered, no matter what state, I should be fine. Now i just need to flip a coin and figure out which state i should give my money to. Thanks again for the help!

Nate

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I didn't clarify it well enough, but if I'm not mistaken, if your machine isn't registered in your home state and you come to MN, you must register the machine in MN.

The best way to find out is to call the MN DNR at 1-888-MINN-DNR.

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I didn't clarify it well enough, but if I'm not mistaken, if your machine isn't registered in your home state and you come to MN, you must register the machine in MN.

The best way to find out is to call the MN DNR at 1-888-MINN-DNR.

Also I don't know if it went into effect yet but I believe they passed a law that will require non-residents to puyrchase a trail sticker like WI does. WI sticker is $38/year good from July 1st thru June 30th.

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Maine makes all outta state users register both atvs and snowmobiles here in maine ;( it is just a big money grab and if you put tracks on the atv you also must register it as a snowmobile and as a atv

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Off-highway vehicle registrations & fees

Registration procedures

NOTE: OHVs legally registered in another state or country, and not in Minnesota for more than 30 days, are NOT required to purchase a Minnesota registration. If your state does not require a registration, you will need a Minnesota registration.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/ohv/index.html

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