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Boat & OHV Licenses


Please note: We do not process registrations and titles after 4:45.

Sales Tax:

  • Sales of boats and OHVs in Iowa are subject to the state sales tax of 6 percent plus local option taxes, if any. This applies to sales by Individuals, as well as, dealers.
  • Anyone purchasing from an individual should obtain a receipt that shows the cost. The buyer will then pay the sales tax on the cost of the boat to the County Recorder.
  • If a trailer is purchased, the 5% motor vehicle use tax is paid to the County Treasurer.

Forms:

Application for New, Transfer & Renewal
Affidavit for Unregistered or Untitled
Affidavit of Purchase
Bill Of Sale

Boat Registration


Purchase/Transfer:
  • Bill of Sale
  • Title (if titled) or registration (if not titled) with signature of seller on backside
  • Proof sales tax has been paid
  • DNR Application

Registration Exceptions:
Canoes (no motor) 13 feet or less in length do not need registered
Inflatable vessels 7 feet in or less do not need registered
Kayaks 13 feet or less in length do not need registered

Fees:

New (May 2020—April 2021)
Documented Vessel $21.50
Personal Watercraft $34.90
No Motor No Sail $12.90
< 16 feet $19.90
16 < 26 feet $28.90
26 < 40 feet $54.90
40 < feet $104.90

Renew
Documented Vessel $29.90
Personal Watercraft $49.90
No Motor No Sail $16.90
< 16 feet $27.40
16 < 26 feet $40.90
26 < 40 feet $79.90
40 < feet $154.90

Misc
Transfer $3.75
Duplicate Registration $3.75
Duplicate Decals $3.75
Title $12.75
Lien $12.75
Late Fee $5.00

OHV Registration


Purchase/Transfer:
  • Bill of Sale
  • Title (signature of seller required on backside)
  • Proof sales tax has been paid
  • DNR Application

Fees:

Renewal $17.75
New/Transfer $17.75
Title $11.50
Lien $11.50
Duplicate $7.75
Late Fee $5.00

Conservation Officers

Iowa DNR, Phone: (515) 281-5918

Erika Billerbeck (319) 330-9710
Brad Baker (319) 430-1630


OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) Park Maps

Select a map from the box. Maps are in PDF format.