View Full Version : Sled registration help in IL
10-13-2009, 08:42 PM
Ok so here goes. I have a 02 zr 600, that i got a great deal on. Problem is the person i bought it from filled out a bogus reg and never sent it in. I have the info from the previous owner and the mn reg info, any ideas what to do. Also have a 2000 snopro i'd like to use as a back up. it was a race sled and never reg'd. I've been told i will have to pay tax on msrp when new. Any help would be great.
10-13-2009, 08:48 PM
I would just try and register in in Wi if you are going to ride there. You can do it over the internet. I would also try to send it in to Illinois and see what happens. I do not think you will have a problem get a registration in Illinois with the age of them. I just never had any luck with Illinois trying even to give them the sales tax from a new sled I bought in Indiana. They wanted so many forms I just did it in Wi and will not send any money to Illinois if I can help it.
10-13-2009, 09:16 PM
can i reg in WI if i live in IL?
10-13-2009, 09:21 PM
yes I do you just do it over the internet and the stickers come. Its cheaper then buying the permits in WI each year. dnr.wi.gov for some reason the site will not work right now
10-13-2009, 09:37 PM
You can register in WI, but you will get a ticket if you ever ride in IL and are not a WI resident. Been there, done that, got the ticket. If you never plan on riding IL, no big deal. If your registered in another state, you have a 30 day grace period to ride in IL, but you MUST PROVE residencey of that state!
10-13-2009, 10:02 PM
if i can get a WI reg, then I could register it in IL.
10-13-2009, 10:03 PM
I would try Wi first. Do you ride in Illinois much?
10-13-2009, 10:16 PM
how much is it to register in wi?
10-13-2009, 10:18 PM
I think it was $35 for 2 years. And you do not have to worry about trail permits then.
10-13-2009, 10:28 PM
Is a wis. reg. good for 2 years?
10-13-2009, 10:30 PM
Time to crash out,just reread your previous post
10-13-2009, 10:31 PM
10-14-2009, 09:06 AM
If you bought the sled used, you don't pay sales tax in IL IIRC. I bought a 2000 SRX from a private party last year and it hadn't been registered in IL previously, only MI several years prior. I didn't pay any sales tax and registration was fairly easy..just took some time for them to process. The clerk I spoke with said they only have 2 people processing all registration forms for snowmobiles & ATV's. Check out the IL DNR page. http://dnr.state.il.us/admin/snow.htm#Tax
10-14-2009, 09:12 AM
You will also be asked to pay tax in WI, I just bought a new/used sled reg in WI as a resident and had to pay tax. And it is $35 for 2 years.
10-14-2009, 10:19 AM
hey reaper what's up? sorry i don't have any advice for ya, but good luck.
10-14-2009, 10:34 AM
Register it in WI. online and just ingore the tax section and in one or two weeks you will have ur stickers.If you only ride in ILL. a couple of times a season who is going to bust yaa.
10-14-2009, 06:37 PM
reaper i agree with rocketman's suggestion.
10-14-2009, 10:03 PM
yeah i agree with rocket man
just register it in wi
forget the tax line (wink wink, you already paid in your state)
10-15-2009, 06:04 AM
what amazza said....
I have been thru this numerous times it is a simple task registering snowmobiles in Illinois is as easy as it gets, I had to register 2 sleds this year that were NEVER registered from new!!
one sled was from WI, the other from MN.
All you need to do is simply fill out the Illinois registration form on that form there is a spot for the name address ect.. of the previous owner also on the form is a spot for the previous owner to sign if the regisration is lost, fill it out send in your 18 bucks and your set done deal, you do NOT need to put a bill of sale in there BUT just for good measure if it makes you feel better throw one in, even though it is not necessary.
Illinois does take a long time to process it's applications so I would get moving on it.
Hope this helps....
10-15-2009, 10:18 AM
I tried to register a 2006 Doo in Illinois 1.5 years ago when I bought it. Illinois wanted a serial number from the motor along with a chassis serial number. After calling Bombardier, dealers, mechanics, and looking all over the motor, I could not find the serial number. I registered the sled in both Wisconsin and Michigan, mostly where I ride. Now I don't have two trail passes glued to my windshield, and my sled is registered.
10-15-2009, 10:29 AM
Registering in Wisconsin is a good idea, but just remember.......that day when 9 inches drop in illinois and your sleds are in the garage and you got the itch,you can't ride 'em. Illinois is only $16 for 2 years, but then you have to buy a wis. trail pass. It's a crapshoot my friend. Pick your poison.
10-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Pman592 you still have to have a MI trail permit even if your registered in MI.
10-15-2009, 08:10 PM
You can still operate a sled in Illinois if it is registered in another state. I took this from the Illinois DNR website. You have to be a little careful. Like I said before, I TRIED to register in Illinois, but could not find the engine serial number.
B Covered by a valid registration or license of another state, province or country which is the domicile of the owner of the snowmobile and is not operated within this State on more than 30 consecutive days in any calendar year.
10-15-2009, 11:17 PM
Note that the key words in <font color="0000ff">pman592</font>'s post are the following:
"another state, province or country which is the domicile of the owner of the snowmobile"
So if your domicile is in Illinois, you're screwed!
10-16-2009, 01:01 PM
Its very simple if your DL address is Illnoise and your ride'n yer sled is Illnoise your gonna receive a ticket from Illnoise without an Illnoise registration...
Registration is $18 buxs for three years thats $6 buxs a year COME ON!!!
il dnr ??? 800-382-1692 they have been suprisingly helpfull with all of my questions
10-16-2009, 07:34 PM
I have been riding in Illinois since the early 70's heck I had a High School parking permit for my sled.I have never even seen a DNR officer in Will County.
10-16-2009, 07:56 PM
If you reside in Illinois and get stopped with no Illinois Registration by D.N.R. In Illinois, be prepared for a fine and a huge pain in the butt. Unless of coarse you have a wisconsin license.
10-18-2009, 11:08 AM
Rocketman356, I grew up Between wilton center and peotone. Come winter time the dnr are out pulling people over around that area. They were sitting by the Country Place bar waiting for sledders to leave last winter. Don't see them all the time but there out there. They usually don't cut you many breaks either.I would just go to the currency exchange and ask them what you have to do. I know it's a little extra but so is getting a ticket.
10-18-2009, 11:39 AM
Ok Polaris if that is the case just register in both states because I'm not buying those ugly azz Wi.stickers. I haven't rode down there in a few years.If the DNR didn't zero in on us 4 minor fines how would they justify thier payroll here in the Land of crummy roads and high tolls.
10-18-2009, 12:01 PM
Rocketman356,Yeah you would think they would have something better to do. It's all about bringing in revenue. I don't even want to get started about taxes and toll roads and crummy roads.There's a reason why I like getting a way to the UP on vacation.
10-18-2009, 12:14 PM
I have been stopped by the dnr twice in Illinois. Once in Manhattan close to the bike trail but he gave us a verbal warning. He said it was too cold to write anyone a ticket. That was last winter. Then I got pulled over by the dnr in Shorewood on river rd. I was doing about 60 and a truck coming the other way pulled infront of me with his lights on. Asked me if I stickers I said yes and showed him and he said have fun.
10-18-2009, 02:09 PM
Yamadooed...were you trying to be funny with your spelling? I-L-L-I-N-I-O-S said Illinoy the "S" IS SILENT!
If it was joke good one if not ....dude spelling spell check...Where is frnash when we need him?
10-18-2009, 03:27 PM
It looked like a purty good joke to me! http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
10-19-2009, 01:14 PM
"Yamadooed...were you trying to be funny with your spelling? I-L-L-I-N-I-O-S said Illinoy the "S" IS SILENT!
If it was joke good one if not ....dude spelling spell check...Where is frnash when we need him?"
LOL OK Teach'a how do we spewl Illnoise again???
10-19-2009, 02:04 PM
Just keep Arne Duncan in charge of Americas educations system everyone saw how good Chicagos is.
10-19-2009, 02:30 PM
10-19-2009, 08:42 PM
Just register it in IL and be done, and buy a Trail sticker for WI or MI not a big deal, you probably have <font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font>,000 machine, what is $18.00 for IL reg. then? The best part of WI is the ride through to the U.P anyway's, so why bother with registering it in WI?
10-20-2009, 06:38 AM
Best thing ever is not ever having to ride through, Illanoy.
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