Polk County Recorder

Snowmobiles

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New and/or transferred recreational vehicles are registered with the Polk County Recorder. Snowmobile registrations expire on December 31st of each year. Snowmobiles registered since January 1998 must have a title.

Titles

Title Fee: $11.50*
Lien Fee: $11.50*

Application for Snowmobile Certificate of Title

Registrations

The registration fee is $17.75, valid January 1st thru December 31st annually. Transfers not made within 30 days from the sale date will be charged a $5.00 penalty in addition to the normal fees.

Transfers need bill of sale, title if (applicable)  and registration all signed by seller.

Registration Fee: $17.75*
Duplicate Fee: $7.75*

*Add $1.00 for each transaction for Processing fee

BILL OF SALE REQUIRED FOR ALL TRANSFERS

**Sales of all recreational vehicles are subject to the 6% State sales tax (plus any local option taxes). This applies to sales by individuals and dealers.**

Effective July 1, 2012, ALL snowmobilers on public lands, ice and designated areas will be required to have and display a NEW IDNR USER PERMIT in addition to their registration decal. OHV operators must have financial liability coverage and carry a PROOF OF INSURANCE card. There are exceptions, including farm use;

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR SNOWMOBILE OWNERS

For the most current rules and regulations, visit the Iowa DNR Website

Contact Us

Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue Ste 250
Des Moines, IA 50309-2251
Phone: 515-286-3160
Fax: 515-323-5393
Email: info@polkrecorder.com