Oregon Sno-Park Permits

Do you like to play in the snow, ski, snowboard, or snowmobile? Oregon's Sno-Park permit program helps provide parking at many of your favorite winter recreation areas.

You must have a valid Sno-Park permit displayed in the windshield of your vehicle if you park in designated winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) between November 1 and April 30. Each of these areas are posted with signs identifying them as a WINTER RECREATION AREA. You will find Sno-Parks in all mountain passes of the state as well as most recognized ski, snowmobile, and snow play areas.

There are three types of permits: an annual permit which costs $25, a 3-day permit which costs $9, and a daily permit which costs $4. Permits are sold at all DMV offices and by permit agents in resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets. Agents are allowed to charge a service fee for each permit they sell.

Annual permits are also available by mail from the DMV headquarters office in Salem. To order an annual Sno-Park permit send a written request with your return address, phone number, and a check or money order to DMV, Vehicle Mail No. 1, 1905 Lana Avenue, Salem Oregon 97314. For information on becoming a Sno-Park permit sales agent contact DMV, Vehicle Mail, at 503-945-7949.

The cost of the annual permit provides a discount to frequent Sno-Park users over the three day and daily permits. A survey of Sno-Park users indicated that an annual permit is used more than 13 times per winter.

Sno-Park permits issued by California and Idaho are honored in Oregon and Oregon permits are honored in those states. Parking in an Oregon Sno-Park without a permit may result in a $30 fine, so be sure to obtain a permit and display it on your vehicle.

To learn about California's Sno-Park program, contact California State Parks and Recreation at 916-324-1222 or go online at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov

To find out about Idaho's Park-n-Ski program, call Idaho Parks and Recreation at 208-514-2419 or go online at http://www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/registration-renewals-permits-passes

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