Boat Registration and Title

Sail BoatNew and/or transferred vessels are registered in Scott County. Boat registrations expire on April 30th, 2016 (every three years starting 2007). Boat fees are based on the length of the boat. All boats over 17' in length (except canoes and kayaks) require a title. All boats with a lien must be titled.

Items needed when transferring a boat:

* Before a recreational vehicle or vessel can be registered a receipt, bill of sale or satisfactory evidence that the sales or use tax has been paid for the purchase of the vehicle. Sales are subject to 7% if purchased in Iowa and 6% use tax if purchased out of state.

Use the following application for duplicate titles, Liens, or transfers:

Application instructions:

For assistance, please call (563) 326-8622.

Effective July 1, 2005 per the Iowa Department of Revenue:

Please direct questions to the Iowa Department of Revenue Taxpayer Services at 1-800-367-3388

Boat Fees: