Press Release- Sheriff’s Office to Host IDNR Snowmobile Safety Course

10/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Snowmobilers will have an opportunity to learn principles of safe snowmobile operation at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources safety education course scheduled on

Saturday, November 7, 2020; Saturday December 12, 2020; and Saturday January 9, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL.


Under Illinois law, the course is required for individuals 12 through 16 years old who plan to operate a snowmobile. The course is also required for individuals who are over the age of 16 and who do not possess a valid driver's license. These individuals must have a Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate, which will be issued by the Department of Natural Resources upon successful completion of the course.


The Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate is recognized in other states, including Wisconsin, requiring a Safety Education Certificate. The Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate is required in the state of Wisconsin for anyone under the age of 27. The eight-hour course includes instruction in safe operation, rules of the road, snowmobile law, first aid, proper riding techniques and related topics that will help the snowmobiler operate their vehicle safely. The course is free of charge and open to the public.


Due to COVID-19 concerns, class size will be limited to 18 students and will only proceed if current IDPH recommendations allow. Per IDNR requirements, our classes will require students to have their temperatures taken, use social distancing, wearing of a proper mask, and to bring hand sanitizer. If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. If you are signing up a child, you are welcome to stay and take the class with them. If you are doing so, please be sure to complete a registration reservation form.


To register for the course please visit   If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Alan Sabol at  or 815-334-4795.





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