New online registration system for snowmobile/ATVers starts next week

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is upgrading its Snowmobile and ATV Registration Online System to help better serve users’ needs and streamline registration and renewal processes.

The new system will be operational on April 1.

Through a new, intuitive design, users will be able to continue their online self-service processing of vehicle registration renewals, but additional functionality will allow users to request vehicle replacement items and make address changes. The new system will provide email notification and confirmation of transactions.

Until April 1, applications received for snowmobile or ATV title or registration will be placed on hold until the new system is operational.

The delay of processing applications received during this time frame is needed to complete all the previously received applications under the former system.

The online renewal system will be shut down from Monday through next Sunday, in preparation for the new system launch. No online transactions can be done during this time.

Snowmobile/ATV owners needing registration through today may process their renewal registrations online today or visit a local DCNR dealer to obtain a temporary 45-day registration tag.

Under the new system, snowmobile and ATV owners will continue to be issued registration renewal notices three months prior to expiration.

The renewal notices will have a new appearance. Users will have the option to renew their registrations online using a combination of information from the vehicle: full VIN, four-digit model year and title number and/or registration number.

Grants available

for conservation,

and protection

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is accepting applications for five programs established under the Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund to support conservation projects and environmental protection measures.

The new CFA programs provide $14 million in funding available for the following projects:

Abandoned mine drainage, abatement and treatment;

  • Watershed restoration and protection;
  • Water quality data;

Greenways trails and recreation; and

  • Orphan and abandoned well plugging programs in the state.

Act 13 became law on Feb. 14, 2012, creating an impact fee based on wells drilled in the state.

Most revenues are distributed to local governments where drilling is taking place, but the remainder is going to statewide programs or distributed to counties based on population.

Applications will be accepted through July 31 for consideration at the Nov. 13 CFA meeting.

For more information about Act 13 programs, call 866-466-3972.