New and/or transferred vessels are registered with the Poweshiek County Recorder. Boat fees are based on the length of the boat. All boats over 17 feet in length (except canoes and kayaks) or all boats with a lien must be titled. Sales of boats and other watercraft in Iowa are subject to the state sales tax of 6% plus local option taxes. This applies to sales by individuals as well as dealers.
Anyone purchasing a boat from an individual should obtain a bill of sale and title if applicable.
New and/or transferred recreational vehicles are registered with the Poweshiek County Recorder. ATV and snowmobile registrations expire on December 31 of each year. ATV’s registered since January 2000, and snowmobiles registered since January 1998 must have a title.
Office Hours 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
POWESHIEK COUNTY RECORDER
P.O. BOX 656
302 E. MAIN
MONTEZUMA, IA 50171