PO Box 84
2, Sinclairville NY 14782

Lake Effect Trailbreakers



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How to register a sled in NY

Important changes to the regular CLUB registration of your sled!

  • The DMV will no longer be permitted to offer club membership forms at the Jamestown, Mayville and Dunkirk Offices!

  • Members will need to be pro-active and get their membership and voucher ahead fo time via clubs or through the NYSSA web site


There are two ways that you can join a snowmobile club in New York State

  1. NYSSA Online System: fill out the on-line application, pay with your credit card and print out your snowmobile registration discount voucher (this is available right now at New York State Snowmobile Association Membership Website

  2. Join the Lake Effect Trailbreakers Club directly: print out our 2016-2017 membership form, fill out the form and mail to the club's PO Box with your check and receive a numbered snowmobile registration discount voucher in return, as proof of membership,

NYS DMV offices in Chautauqua County - open M-F, 9AM-5PM :

15 Lucas Ave., Dunkirk, NY (716) 366-0210, 
110 E. 4th Street, Jamestown, NY (716) 661-8220, 
N. Erie and Chautauqua St., Mayville, NY (716) 753-4229

 The benefits of joining a snowmobile club

  • Join our club to receive a New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) registration discount voucher.

  • With this discount voucher, the cost to register a sled is $45 in NY - add our club membership of $35 and you save a cool $25 for the year!!

  • ...or the registration fee is $100 if you do not belong to a NYSSA club.

Our annual club membership is $35.00 (all clubs in the county have the same membership fee)..

If you do not wish to join on-line, just stop by a club meeting to fill out your membership application or mail it into us to: Lake Effect Trailbreakers, PO Box. 842, Sinclairville, NY. 14782

The members of our club receive a free county-wide trail map and our club newsletter. Club members also automatically become members of the New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA).

How to register your sled on a Saturday

  • New York State, Department of Motor Vehicle has temporary snowmobile registrations available on Saturdays in January through mid-February from 9AM to 3PM at the DMV office in Mayville, NY.

  • Call (716) 753-4229 for Saturday registration info and availability. None of the previous business locations can provide Temporary Weekend Registrations anymore.   

  • Or you can now fax your voucher and registration form to DMV, give them your credit card information and they will fax back a copy of your registration and put the original in the mail to you.

Returning member?

You can renew your Club membership online! If you were a Club Member last season, Click Here, and you will be taken to the NYSSA Online Club Membership System.

Enter your six-digit NYSSA ID number and your password. Your six-digit NYSSA ID number can be found on your membership card or on last year's voucher or you can contact your Club Administrator, Dianne Cornell   

If you've forgotten your password, enter your six-digit NYSSA ID number and click on 'RESET PASSWORD'. NYSSA recommends that you print one voucher for each sled you are registering (or make copies). Staple one voucher to each registration when you send it in. Print an extra copy for your file - in case you buy a new sled this year! Reminder: don't forget to sign your registration discount voucher!

If you experience technical difficulty, you may call or email the NYSSA Office at 888-624-3849. Help is available 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Snowmobile Safety Course Information

  • Call the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Dept. at (716) 753-2131, as they keep a list of all courses being offered throughout the year in our county.

You must register your snowmobile if you operate the snowmobile in New York State. A registration is not required if the snowmobile is operated on the private property of the owner or private property the owner has a contractual right to use. A snowmobile that is registered in another state and owned by a resident of that state, but is operated in NYS, must get a NYS registration. New York State also requires a registration on trailers

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