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


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
Sales Tax Affidavit
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 length or less do not need registered.
Kayaks 13 feet or less in length do not need registered.

Fees

New
Documented vessel - $13.20
Personal watercraft - $19.90
No motor no sail - $8.90
Under 16 feet - $12.40
16 to 26 feet - $16.90
26 to 40 feet - $29.90
Over 40  feet - $54.90

Renewals
Documented vessel - $29.90
Personal watercraft - $49.90
No motor and no sail - $16.90
Under 16 feet - $27.40
16 to 26 feet - $40.90
26 to 40 feet - $79.90
Over 40 feet - $154.90

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

 

Off Highway Vehicle 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

 

Off Highway Vehicle Parks

Click here for information on all of Iowa's off highway vehicle parks