Snowmobile Laws

City of Medford Code of Ordinances Section 7.4-Snowmobiles


For the purpose of this chapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

SNOWMOBILE. This term shall have the meaning described in Wisconsin Statute § 340.01(58a) snowmobile and 340.01(2g) all terrain vehicles (ATVs).
(Ord. 723/97, passed 1-22-97)


In addition to the provisions set forth herein the City adopts Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 350 pertaining to snowmobiles in its entirety.
(Ord. 723/97, passed 1-22-97; Am. Ord. 763, passed 9-15-98

§ 7.4.32 OPERATION

(A) No person shall operate a snowmobile in the City between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

(B) No person shall operate a snowmobile on any street, alley, or other public way in the City except those designated in § 7.4.33.

(C) Any person operating a snowmobile on, or en route to a route designated in § 7.4.33 shall stop his/her snowmobile before crossing any sidewalk, street or highway that intersects with said route.

(D) Vehicles operating under this subchapter shall be driven as close as possible to the right edge of the roadway without leaving the roadway. Operators who violate this division shall be considered operating off the route in violation of this subchapter and other applicable laws. (Ord. 723/97, passed 1-22-97; Am. Ord. 763, passed 9-15-98) Penalty, see § 1.1.99


(A) Snowmobile routes only for the purpose of entering and exiting the City are as follows:

(1) Resident Access. Any resident of the City legally operating a snowmobile under Wisconsin Statutes may operate the snowmobile between their place of residence and the snowmobile trail/route closest to his/her residence. For the purpose of this section, currently registered guests of a hotel/motel in the City shall be considered residents.

(2) Allman Street Route. A route is established on Allman Street from its intersection with Centennial Parkway east to the Rails-to-Trails trail. This route serves the purpose of providing access to the Rails-to-Trail System from the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Jaycee Field ball diamonds.

(B) City routes shall be closed under either of the following conditions:

(1) The county trails are closed.

(2) By order of the Police Department and/or the Public Works Department.
(Ord. 723/97, passed 1-22-97; Am. Ord. 763, passed 9-15-98)