Boats, Snowmobiles, ATV, ORM, ORV, & UTV

Services During COVID-19

Linn County’s top priority is the health and safety of employees and the public. That is why Linn County offices will reopen July 20 on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening. Linn County will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and adjust County operations and safety measures as needed. Anyone entering County buildings will be required to wear a face covering and social distance. COVID-19 symptom screening will also be in place.

You may call our office to schedule an appointment; however, many County services can be conducted online or remotely through email, mail, our drop boxes, or over the phone. We encourage the public to continue using these remote service options. For items placed in the drop box, please put all documents in an envelope marked Recorder’s Office and include your contact information. 

You may contact our office at 319-892-5420 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services Offered by Appointment

All Services are by appointment only.  Appointments can be booked up to 90 days in advance. If you receive the message "There are no time slots available," please check back as there are no appointments available at this time. Please check regularly as appointments can open up on an hourly basis. Thank you for your patience as we work through this new way of doing business.

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Read more about our service modifications designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees and customers safe.

Boat Registrations

View or download the Boat Registration Application (PDF), to be used for new boats, renewals, transfers, and duplications of registration, titles, and liens.

To view current Boat Regulation, visit the DNR website.

TypeLengthFirst YearSecond YearThird Year
No Motor - No SailN/A$16.90$12.90$8.90
Motor SailLess than 16 feet$27.40$19.90$12.40
Motor SailBetween 16 and 26 feet$40.90$28.90$16.90
Motor SailBetween 26 and 40 feet$79.90$54.90$29.90
Motor SailMore than 40 feet$154.90$104.90$54.90
All Personal WatercraftN/A$49.90$34.90$19.90
Documented VesselsN/A$29.90$21.50$13.20

Please note: Second- and third-year columns are only for new boats. For renewal fees, use the first-year column. If the registration is already expired, there is a $5 penalty added to the renewal fee.

Fees

There is a transfer fee of $3.75 and a duplicate fee of $3.75.  We accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards.

Boat Titles

Boat titles are $12.75 each plus $12.75 with a lien. Transfers require a signed and dated bill of sale, signed registration, and title (if applicable).

Snowmobile & ATV Registrations

View or download the Snowmobile and ATV Registration Application (PDF), to be used for new snowmobiles and ATV’s, renewals, transfers, and duplications of registration, titles, and liens.

The annual registration fee is $17.75 between January 1 and December 31 of every year. There is a duplicate fee of $7.75. Transfers require a signed and dated bill of sale and signed title certificate.

Owners will be charged a $5 penalty for snowmobiles and ATVs not transferred within 30 days from purchase date.

To view current Snowmobile Reference Guide, visit the DNR website.

To view current ATV/UTV/ORM/ORV Reference Guide, visit the DNR website.

Snowmobile & ATV Titles

The title fee without a lien is $11.50, and the title fee with a lien is $23.  Transfers require a signed and dated bill of sale, signed registration, and title (if applicable).

ORM & ORV Registrations

View or download the ORM & ORV Registration Application (PDF), to be used for new ORM and ORV, renewals, transfers, and duplications of registration, titles, and liens.

The annual registration fee is $17.75 between January 1 and December 31 of every year. There is a duplicate fee of $7.75. Transfers require a signed and dated bill of sale and signed title certificate.  We accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards.

Owners will be charged a $5 penalty for ORM or ORV’s not transferred within 30 days from purchase date.

To view current ATV/UTV/ORM/ORV Reference Guide, visit the DNR website.

View the Iowa Code for off-road usage.

ORM & ORV Titles

The title fee without a lien is $11.50, and the title fee with a lien is $23.  Transfers require a signed and dated bill of sale, signed registration, and title (if applicable).  We accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards.