Snowmobiles

What are the operation guidelines for operating snowmobiles in the City?

 

·        Snowmobiles shall not be operated in any City Park or upon other publicly owned property.

·        Snowmobiles shall not be operated on the Sibley Golf Course.

·        No snowmobiles shall be operated on the public sidewalks, or upon the portion of the street located between the curb  

          line and the sidewalk or property line.

·        No snowmobile shall be operated in the City between the hours of 11 o’clock pm and 7 o’clock am except in

          emergency situations.

 

For a complete copy of regulations regarding the operation of snowmobiles, stop at the City Office.

 

Are there age restrictions for operating snowmobiles?

 

There are no age restrictions for operating a snowmobile on private property.  However, the following age restrictions that apply to operating a snowmobile on public land or ice, or on land purchased with snowmobile registration funds in Iowa.

 

§         Under 12 year of age:  May not operate unless accompanied by a responsible person riding on the same

           snowmobile and who is at least eighteen years of age or older, is experienced in snowmobile operation, and has a valid

           motor vehicle license or snowmobile safety certificate.

§         12 to 15 year of age:  Must have a valid safety certificate and be under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian,

           or other adult authorized by the parent or guardian, who is experienced in snowmobile operation, and has a valid

           motor vehicle license or snowmobile safety certificate.

§         16 to 17 year of age:  May operate unsupervised, but must have a valid snowmobile safety certificate.

§         Persons 18 or older:  May operate without a snowmobile safety certificate.

 

Osceola County's Conservation Officer is Greg Harson - 1-712-260-1006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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