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You do not need a permit or license to operate a snowmobile in New Jersey. However the vehicle must be registered and you must observe the following regulations:
  • The driver must be 14 years old if driving on public lands or waters
  • Snowmobiles cannot be driven on or across public highways
  • Drivers must wear approved helmets at all times
  • To operate a snowmobile on New Jersey's ice-covered waters, drivers and passengers must wear Coast Guard-approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) Violators are subject to fines – $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second offense and $100 for all subsequent offenses
  • Drivers should be familiar with the MVC Snowmobile manual [996k pdf]