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Captain John Wimsatt: 603-271-3129
Sue Perry: 603-271-6832
Jamie Belrose: 603- 271-4300
May 1, 2014

OHRV and Snowmobile Registrations Now Automated

ATV riderCONCORD, N.H. -- Beginning with the 2014-2015 registration year, Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) and snowmobile registration certificates will be computer-generated and printed by the agent on regular paper. Customers still must visit their OHRV registration agent in person to register their vehicles and receive their decals -- online registration is not available. A $2 transaction fee will be charged per vehicle registration; this fee goes to the vendor for the automated system, Sovereign Sportsman Solutions, to cover development and operating costs. . For example, a resident ATV registration, previously $55, will be $57. A resident club member snowmobile registration, previously $64, will be $66.

OHRV registration agents around the state have already been trained on the new system, says Fish and Game Licensing Supervisor Sue Perry. "I think our agents are going to be happy with electronic registrations," said Perry. "Automation will streamline their end-of-month administrative reporting duties and save time on the transaction at the counter."

For the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the new system will replace an outdated multi-part paper registration certificate and allow faster access to registration data. In turn, the Trails Bureau will receive their distribution of monies faster and help expedite the funding for grants to snowmobile and OHRV clubs across the state.

For consumers, the OHRV registration transaction will be faster and easier. In many cases, their information will already be in the system.

"This is an important step forward," said Perry. "The new system allows Fish and Game to operate more efficiently and effectively, using technology that has been adopted nationwide with positive results."

Fourteen-month OHRV registrations for the 2014-2015 year are available as of May 1. Regular OHRV and snowmobile registrations will be available on or after June 16 for the registration year that begins July 1.

The N.H. Fish and Game Department has been using a similar automated system for issuing hunting and fishing licenses since December of 2013.

For a statewide list of OHRV Registration Agents visit wildnh.com/OHRV/ohrv_agent_list.htm.

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