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McHenry County, IL Sheriff's Office
Wednesday January 6th, 2016 :: 12:22 p.m. CST


Sheriff’s Office to Host free IDNR Snowmobile Safety Course - Registration Information

Beginning 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, January 16, 2016; February 27, 2016; and March 19, 2016 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, issued by the Department of Natural Resources upon successful completion of the course. The Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate is recognized in other states 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 minimum 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 his/her vehicle safely. More information about this class can be found at IDNR's website: . The course is free of charge and open to the public. Registration for the course can be made by contacting Cathy Hardt at 815-334-4739 or

McHenry County, IL Sheriff's Office
2200 N Seminary Ave
Woodstock, IL 60098

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-338-2144

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