Laws & Regulations

In Utah all persons who are between the ages of 8 and 15 are required to take a Utah-Approved Snowmobile Safety Education Course, and obtain a snowmobile safety education certificate when riding on public lands, roads or trails. Operators 16 years of age or older may operate an OHV if they possess an approved OHV education certificate or a valid driver's license.

Exception to Education Requirements

You are not required to carry a snowmobile safety certificate in the following cases:

  • If you are over the age of 16 and possess a valid driver's license.

Ride Safe and Legal!

Before heading out onto Utah's snowmobile trails please remember to follow all safety regulations and best practices to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride:

  • Always wear an approved helmet and safety gear while riding.
  • Ensure your snowmobile is properly registered in the state.
  • Ride at a safe speed. Reduce speed at night or in reduced visibility.
  • Obtain the landowner's permission before riding on private lands.
  • Never ride while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Important Note

The laws and regulations listed on this page are meant as a quick reference for snowmobile riders. It is your responsibility to know ALL snowmobile laws before heading out. For a complete listing of snowmobile laws and regulations in Utah please consult the Utah State Parks at

You can take the snowmobile safety course online and get your snowmobile safety certificate today! Simply click on the link below to get started.