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Snowmobile Regulations in the City of Fargo

12/01/2018


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We often receive questions on what does the The City of Fargo ordinance says regarding snowmobile use inside city limits.

8-1320. - Regulations for the use and operation of snowmobiles.](https://library.municode.com/nd/fargo/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH8TRCO_ART8-13MIDRRU_8-1320REUSOPSN&fbclid=IwAR3C9kTQcyaiZQ8SNslpo20JuOicTEzzllsDSVz3AZyr0mGBsNNJhMAPT7w "8-1320. - Regulations for the use and operation of snowmobiles.")

No person shall operate or permit to be operated any snowmobile anywhere in the city of Fargo except on property owned or leased by him or on property adjacent thereto after permission has been obtained from the owner or on property owned or maintained by the Fargo Park Board, and then only upon such park areas as are designated in writing by the park board and posted in at least three public places within the city of Fargo.

It shall be unlawful to operate or to permit the operation of a snowmobile anywhere in the city of Fargo prior to 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. of any day.

Snowmobiles shall not be driven to areas designated for their use by the park board but shall be transported thereto by automobile or trailer or other appropriate means.

No person may operate a snowmobile, and an owner of a snowmobile may not knowingly permit the snowmobile to be operated anywhere in the city of Fargo, without a policy of liability insurance which insures the person named, and any person using the snowmobile with the express or implied permission of the person named, against loss from the liability imposed by law for damages arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of the snowmobile within this state, subject to the following limits, exclusive of interest and costs, with respect to each snowmobile: $25,000 because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident and, subject to the limit for one person, $50,000 because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident, and $25,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident. Upon request of a law enforcement officer, a person operating a snowmobile shall provide proof of liability insurance to that officer within 20 days.

Any snowmobile which is operated in violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance may be impounded by the police department.
Every person, firm or corporation violating subsections (I) is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and must be assessed a fine of at least $100.

This post does not cover every part of the ordinance. Please view 8-1320. - Regulations for the use and operation of snowmobiles.](https://library.municode.com/nd/fargo/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH8TRCO_ART8-13MIDRRU_8-1320REUSOPSN&fbclid=IwAR3C9kTQcyaiZQ8SNslpo20JuOicTEzzllsDSVz3AZyr0mGBsNNJhMAPT7w "8-1320. - Regulations for the use and operation of snowmobiles.") for additional information.