NOTICE: Illinois Department of Natural Resources' watercraft and snowmobile registration and related services normally available online through the IDNR website will be temporarily offline beginning March 18, 2021 as part of a system upgrade. IDNR expects the watercraft/snowmobile online services upgrade to be completed in early April. During the online system shutdown, watercraft/snowmobile owners may still submit registration and other completed paper forms by mail to:
Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
PO Box 19226
Springfield, IL 62794-9226
Links to the paper form can be found here: Snowmobile Fill-In Application Form
The Department of Natural Resources
DID NOT send out Snowmobile renewal notices this year. It is your responsibility to make sure that your Snowmobile registration is current.
Snowmobile owners are able to renew their snowmobile registrations by using a touch-tone telephone or the Internet. This convenient service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Before using this service, you are reminded that you need your Illinois registration number and body serial number (located on your registration card), and a pen and paper to record your confirmation number. Accepted forms of payment include VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and E-Check.
Upon completion of your transaction you will receive a confirmation number that will authorize you to immediately use your snowmobile. This is especially helpful if your current registration and decals have expired. If you have moved since your last registration, the system will allow you to enter your new address. Your new registration certificate and decals will be mailed to you within about two weeks. If a law enforcement officer needs to verify a registration renewal, the system is set up to acknowledge the transaction when the officer enters the registration confirmation number through a special security system accessed through a touch-tone phone.
All information supplied to this service regarding registration and credit card information is guaranteed to be protected for your privacy. A convenience fee will be added to the regular registration fee to offset the cost of the transaction.
If you receive a message "record not found", it may be due to one of the following reasons:
- The registration is not yet expired, it's too early to renew.
- The registration number and body serial number do not match. You may be entering the registration number and body serial number incorrectly. If your registration number consists of 3 numbers and 2 letters instead of 4 numbers and 2 letters then you must enter a zero in front of the registration number. Example: 0123XZ. The registration number and body serial number are listed on your registration card, renewal application form, or physically inspection the snowmobile for the correct numbers.