Town of Stillwater, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stillwater 6-20-1985 by L.L. No. 2-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Snowmobiles — See Ch. 167.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 196.

§ 202-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as "Off-Highway Motorcycle Law or Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Law of the Town of Stillwater."

§ 202-2 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter:
OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLE or OFF-ROAD RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Is a motorcycle as defined by § 123 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York which is not equipped in conformity with the provisions of § 381 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, is not registered in accordance with the provisions of § 410 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, and which is manufactured and sold for operation primarily on off-highway trails or in off-highway competitions.

§ 202-3 Registration required; fee.

A. 
No person shall operate any off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle within the Town of Stillwater unless such off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle has been registered in accordance with the provisions of this section, and such registration is in full force and effect, and indicia of registration is displayed in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Town Board. An owner or operator using any off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle exclusively on land owned or leased by the owner or operator shall register the off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle with the Town Clerk and obtain a registration sticker but no fee shall be required from the owner or operator.
B. 
Every owner of an off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle which is or is intended to be operated within the Town of Stillwater shall cause to be filed in the office of the Town Clerk an application for registration, on a form prepared under the direction of and furnished by the Town Clerk for that purpose, containing:
(1) 
A brief description of the off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle to be registered, including the name of the manufacturer and the factory number of such vehicle; and
(2) 
The name and address of the owner of such vehicle and the name and address of any operator or operators of such vehicle other than the owner; and
(3) 
Such other information as the Town Board may from time to time require by order or resolution.
C. 
Upon receipt of a sufficient application for registration, the Town Clerk shall register such off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle and maintain a record of the registration of such off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle under the distinctive number assigned to such off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle and shall issue a certificate of registration together with such indicia of registration as shall be determined by the Town Board. A fee of $5 payable to the Town of Stillwater shall be paid to the Town Clerk by residents of the Town of Stillwater upon the registration of such off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle. A fee of $50 payable to the Town of Stillwater shall be paid to the Town Clerk by nonresidents upon the registration of such vehicles.

§ 202-4 Rules and regulations.

The Town Board is hereby empowered to make and promulgate, from time to time, by order or resolution such rules and regulations relating to the use and operation of off-highway motorcycles and off-road recreational vehicles in the Town of Stillwater as the Town Board may determine to be in the interest of promoting the public welfare, convenience and safety. For the purpose of implementing and enforcing such rules and regulations the Town Board may impose such restrictions, limitations and conditions upon the issuance of certificates of registration under this chapter as the Town Board may deem appropriate.

§ 202-5 Penalties for offenses; storage and impoundment fees.

A. 
The operation of an off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a violation.
B. 
Upon conviction, after a hearing before a court of competent jurisdiction, a fine of not more than $100 may be imposed for each violation and the certificate of registration may be suspended for a period not to exceed one year. Failure to pay such fine may result in the impoundment of the offending off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle until such fine is paid. Three convictions of violations of this chapter within a continuous eighteen-month period may also result in the impoundment of the offending off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle for a period not to exceed 90 days. Such off-highway motorcycle or off-road recreational vehicle may, after 90 days, be redeemed by the owner thereof after paying storage fees, and after paying an impoundment fee of $50 to the Town Clerk.
C. 
The parent, legal guardian, or other person having custody of a person who is under the age of 16 years at the time of the violation of this chapter by such person under the age of 16 years shall likewise be guilty of a violation, and if after a hearing by a court of competent jurisdiction and after a determination that such violation occurred by such person under 16 years, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $250 for each violation.