Howard County, Iowa Recorder - Boat Registration, Title and Security Interest information. Application for Title and Instructions and Bill of Sale.


  Howard County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Boat Registration & Title

The Howard County Recorder has the responsibility of registering and titling vessels of Howard County residents and non-residents if the vessel is principally used in Howard 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:
Sales of boats and other watercraft in Iowa are subject to the state sales tax of 5 percent plus local option taxes, if any. This applies to sales by Individuals, as well as, 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.



Boating Laws:
For state boating law information, call the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at: (515) 281-5918 or CLICK HERE to visit their website.
For federal boating laws, call the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Infoline at 1-800-368-5647.


Forms:
Bill of Sale Boat
Application for Registration, Title and Security Interest


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Address:
Howard County Courthouse
137 North Elm Street
Cresco IA 52136

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am -  4:30pm

Phone Number:
563.547.9210

FAX Number:
563.547.9252

County Recorder:
Cherri L. Caffrey


Employees in Recorder's Office:
Deputy Recorder:
Roxann Vokaty

PT Clerk:
Lori Balik


Recorder Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorder's office




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Recorder Links:
Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC)

Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Iowa Department of
Public Health


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Iowa GenWeb

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