Chapter 10.20SNOWMOBILES


Adoption of Snowmobile Act.
Muffler required.
Snowmobiles on sidewalk prohibited.
Streets designated as snowmobile trails.
Rules and regulations.
Operator license required.
Speed limit.
Violation – Penalty.
10.20.010Adoption of Snowmobile Act.

Chapter 29 of the Washington Laws, 1971 First Extraordinary Session, codified at RCW Chapter 46.10, is adopted by reference. Three copies thereof are on file with the city clerk and shall be kept available there for inspection.

(Ord. 655 § 1, 1971)

10.20.020Muffler required.

Each snowmobile must have a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke; and no person shall use a muffler cutout, bypass or similar device.

(Ord. 655 § 2(l), 1971)

10.20.030Snowmobiles on sidewalk prohibited.

It is unlawful to drive, operate or park a snowmobile on any sidewalk in the city.

(Ord. 655 § 2(2), 1971)

10.20.040Streets designated as snowmobile trails.

In order to facilitate access between the city and outlying unincorporated areas surrounding the city, Railroad Street is designated as a snowmobile trail. For uses other than ingress or egress to and from the city, the operation of snowmobiles is permitted on that portion of the Railroad Street right-of-way lying south on the Railroad Street median between Owens Road and South Cle Elum Way where these vehicles may be operated only in single file. The operation of snowmobiles upon this designated trail area is for the purpose of ingress and egress to the city and additional purposes, including recreational purposes, parking of snowmobiles, shopping, engaging in commerce, and other retail customer activities. Other than this designated street, operation of snowmobiles in the city shall be permitted only for the purpose of transit shall be permitted only for the purpose of transit (ingress and egress) from the place of residence or the place of storage of snowmobiles inside or outside of the city.

(Ord. 1084, 1999: Ord. 655 § 2(3), 1971)

10.20.050Rules and regulations.

Except as modified by this chapter, all motor vehicle rules and regulations adopted by the city shall, unless clearly inapplicable, apply to snowmobiles.

(Ord. 655 § 2(4), 1971)


In use of the streets, motor vehicles and pedestrians shall have the right-of-way with respect to snowmobiles.

(Ord. 655 § 2(5), 1971)

10.20.070Operator license required.

No person under the age of sixteen years shall operate a snowmobile in Cle Elum. No person shall operate a snowmobile in Cle Elum without possessing a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

(Ord. 655 § 2(6), 1971)

10.20.080Speed limit.

The maximum speed limit for snowmobiles in the city shall be twenty miles per hour, except that between the hours of ten p.m. and eight a.m. the maximum speed limit shall be ten miles per hour.

(Ord. 655 § 2(7), 1971)

10.20.090Violation – Penalty.

Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, for each violation, be fined in any sum not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars or imprisoned in the city or county jail for not more than ninety days, or both so fined and imprisoned.