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 ATV, Snowmobile, ORV and Boat Registrations

Before a recreational vehicle or vessel can be registered a receipt, bill of sale or satisfactory evidence that the sales or use tax has been paid for the purchase of the vehicle must be presented.


New and/or transferred recreational vehicles and vessels are registered in Chickasaw County. Boat registrations expire on April 30th, 2016. Boat fees are based on the length of the boat. All boats over 17' in length must have a title. Boats with a lien must be titled. 

Casual sales of boats are now subject to Iowa Sales Tax. Boat renewals are now available. The registration period for boats are now every 3 years. The new renewal fees are:

Documented Vessel $29.90
Personal Watercraft (Jet Skis) $49.90
Boat with No Motor/No Sail $16.90
Less than 16' $27.40
16' to under 26' $40.90
26' to under 40' $79.90
40' and over $154.90
Titles $12.75
Liens $12.75

To renew by mail add $1.00 for postage.

Boating Regulations


Casual sales of snowmobiles, ATV's and ORV's are now subject to Iowa Sales Tax.

ATV and snowmobile registration expires on December 31st of each year.

ATV's and snowmobiles must have a title.

All snowmobiles will be required to display a user permit ($17.75) when riding on public land, public ice and designated snowmobile trails.

Use of snowmobiles on highways require proof of insurance.

ATV Regulations
Snowmobile Regulations

Snowmobile maps may be obtained from the Recorder's Office.

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