Boat, snowmobile and ATV registration and titles are issued through the Recorders Office.
Phone: (641) 342-3313
Recorders Office Information
To register a new boat, snowmobile or ATV you must have proof of sales tax paid and a MCO (Manufacturers Certificate of Origin) or MSO (Manufacturers Statement of Origin). All snowmobiles and ATVs, boats 17’ or longer, or a boat which has a lien, is required to be titled. Canoes are exempt from MCO’s, MSO’s & titles.
To transfer a boat, snowmobile or ATV you need a current up-to-date registration and title, if required. The seller must sign both documents and give them to the buyer. The buyer has 30 days from the date of sale to transfer the documents.
All boat registrations expire April 30th every 3 yrs. The fees for new and renewal registrations for boats are based on the length of the boat. A $5.00 penalty is added to the fee for any expired registrations. Contact the Recorder’s office for prices.
Snowmobile and ATV registrations expire on December 31st each year.
The fee for titles and liens are $11.50 each for ATVâs and $12.75 for boats.
To register an ATV as a Free Farm Use Only, please contact the Recorders office for requirements.