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.
Title Fee: $11.50*
Lien Fee: $11.50*
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;
For the most current rules and regulations, visit the Iowa DNR Website