City officials encourage all snowmobile operators to observe state and local regulations in order to ensure continued ability to snowmobile in the City of Waconia. Please familiarize yourself, family and friends who operate a snowmobile with the following ordinance provisions:
  • Snowmobiles must be registered in accordance with State of Minnesota regulations
  • Snowmobiles are not permitted on any public street in Waconia between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., except in emergency situations
  • Snowmobiles are not allowed on Downtown Business District streets and are prohibited on county and state roads lying within the corporate limits of the city
  • Snowmobiles may not be operated on sidewalks, walkways or paved trails
  • Snowmobiles are prohibited on public land, including parks, cemeteries, school grounds, playgrounds, and recreation areas
  • Snowmobiles are prohibited from private property without written permission from the property owner
  • Snowmobiles must be operated at a reasonable rate of speed and not be operated in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger any person or property
  • Snowmobiles must be properly equipped with a muffler so as not to unduly disturb the peace and privacy of the residents, or in any manner create a public nuisance
  • Operators may not be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances