Snowmobiles can be registered by mail this year as part of a cost-saving program for recreational vehicle registration being undertaken by the Utah State Tax Commission.

The commission is mailing some 12,000 snowmobile registration cards to owners throughout the state except Cache County. Cache residents will be able to participate in the program next year.Allowing owners to register their snowmobiles by mail will be less expensive than conducting the registration in person.

Next spring, Tax Commission officials hope to expand the mail-in program to boats and other recreational vehicles.