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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.
*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