The number of years a snowmobile registration lasts depends on the state. In Michigan, it lasts three years, but in Colorado, it must be renewed every year.
In Colorado, there are registration options for residents and nonresidents. Nonresidents must get a new registration every year they return to the state to use the snowmobile. For residents, there are snowmobile stickers given each year when renewing it. Nonresident registration lasts from the initial date of getting it registered to Sept. 30 of the following year. Individuals must place stickers on the outside face of the snowmobile.
In Michigan, a certificate of registration and registration decal are required every three years for both residents and nonresidents of Michigan. Registration must be transferred if it is sold to another person.