Recreational Vehicles

Register your snowmobile, ATV, boat, or personal watercraft.

Helpful Forms

Off-Highway Vehicle and Snowmobile Registration and Title

The Woodbury County Treasurer has the responsibility of registering and titling OHV’s and snowmobiles of Woodbury County residents. The registrations expire on December 31st of each year. Titles are required on all OHV’s registered since January 2000 and on all snowmobiles registered since January 1998.

Items needed when transferring an OHV/Snowmobile

  • Bill of Sale, signed
  • Title, if applicable (signature of seller required on the backside of title)
    • If there is no lien, enter "NONE" on the second page of the application
    • If there is a lien, enter the lien-holder's name and mailing address on the second page of the application
    • The new owner of the vehicle must sign and date on the second page of the application
  • Manufacturer's Statement of Origin, signed (if it is brand new)
  • Proof sales tax has been paid, if applicable
  • Application for Registration
  • The cost for a title is 11.50 for Snowmobiles and all other Off-road Vehicles
  • The cost for a lien is 11.50 for Snowmobiles and all other Off-road Vehicles

Boat Registration and Title Information

The Woodbury County Treasurer has the responsibility of registering and titling vessels of Woodbury County residents and non-residents if the vessel is principally used in Woodbury County.

Boat registrations expire on April 30th, every three years (starting in 2007). Boat fees are based on the length of the boat, whether it uses a motor or not, and whether it is a standard boat or a personal watercraft. If the registration is late, it’s just a 5.00 penalty. To renew by mail, it is suggested you call into the Woodbury County DNR office to get a price. Also, to renew by mail there is an additional 1.00 fee for postage and handling. All boats 17 feet and longer require a title (except canoes and kayaks).

Items needed when transferring a boat

  • Bill of Sale, signed
  • Most recent registration, if the boat is untitled (signature of seller required on the backside of registration)
  • Title, if applicable (signature of seller required on the backside of title)
    • If there is no lien, enter "NONE" on the second page of the application
    • If there is a lien, enter the lien-holder's name and mailing address on the second page of the application
    • The new owner of the vehicle must sign and date the application on the second page of the application
  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin, signed (if it is brand new)
  • Proof sales tax has been paid, if applicable
  • Application for Registration

State Sales Tax Information

  • All sales and transfers of boats, other personal watercraft, off road vehicles and snowmobiles are subject to 7% tax plus any applicable local options taxes if purchased in Iowa or 6% tax plus any applicable local options taxes if purchased in another State . This applies to sales by individuals as well as dealers.
  • Anyone purchasing a boat from an individual should obtain a receipt or bill of sale that shows the cost of the boat. The buyer will then pay the sales tax on the cost of the boat to the County Treasurer.
  • If a trailer is purchased with the boat, the 5% motor vehicle use tax is paid to the County Treasurer.
  • The bill of sale should separate the cost of the boat and the cost of the trailer.

For renewing by mail:

Include your Iowa Registration Number and mail it to:

Woodbury County DNR Office
822 Douglas St., Suite 102
Sioux City, IA 51101

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