Madison County, Iowa - DNR Licenses and Registrations
Licenses and Registrations
DNR - LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
ATV, ORV, ORM, and Snowmobiles
The Madison County Recorder has the responsibility of registering and titling ATV’s, ORV's, ORM's, and snowmobiles of Madison County residents. The registrations expire on December 31st of each year. Titles are required on all ATV’s registered since January 2000 and on all snowmobiles registered since January 1998.
Items needed when transferring an ATV, ORV, ORM, or snowmobile:
Bill of Sale Title, if applicable (signature of seller required on backside of title) Proof sales tax has been paid, if applicable DNR application for Registration, Title and Security Interest
The Madison County Recorder has the responsibility of registering and titling vessels of Madison County residents and non-residents if the vessel is principally used in Madison County.
Boat registrations expire on April 30th, every three years starting in 2007. Boat fees are based on the length of the boat. All boats 17 feet and longer require a title (except canoes and kayaks).
Items needed when transferring a boat:
Bill of Sale Most recent registration (signature of seller required on backside of registration) Title, if applicable (signature of seller required on backside of title) Proof sales tax has been paid, if applicable Application for Registration, Title and Security Interest
State Sales Tax Information & Out of State Use Tax Information:
Sales of boats in Iowa are subject to the state sales tax of 6 percent plus local option taxes, if any. This applies to sales by individuals and dealers. Anyone purchasing a boat from an individual should obtain a receipt that shows the cost of the boat. The buyer will then pay the sales tax on the cost of the boat to the County Recorder. If a trailer is purchased with the boat, the 5% motor vehicle use tax is paid to the County Treasurer. Out of state sales are subject to 6% use tax
The Recorder’s office sells fishing, hunting, fur harvestor, deer and wild turkey licenses. Habitat, migratory bird and trout fees may be purchased as well. Our office also has other special licenses available.
For additional hunting information visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at http://iowadnr.gov or contact the DNR in Des Moines at 515-725-8200.