Boat Registration & Title
Boat fees are based on the length of the boat. All boats over 17 feet in length (except canoes and kayaks) require a title. All boats with a lien must be titled.
When transferring a boat, a registration, bill of sale and the title, if indicated, are required.
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Snowmobile Registration and Title
New and/or transferred recreational vehicles are registered in Dubuque County. ATV and snowmobile registrations expire on December 31st of each year. ATVs registered since January 2000, and snowmobiles registered since January 1998, must have a title. When transferring an ATV or snowmobile, the title and bill of sale, if indicated, are required. When transferring an ATV or snowmobile previously registered in another state please call for information, as documentation may vary.
Application for Title or Registration (Boats, Snowmobiles, ATV’s, UTV’s and ORV’s)
The Title Application (PDF) and make checks payable to the Recorder.
Duplicate Application for Title
The Title Application (PDF) and a check made payable to the Recorder for $11.50 for ATV/snowmobile and $12.75 for a boat is required to obtain a duplicate title.
Application for Security Interest
The Title Application (PDF) and a check made payable to the Recorder for $11.50 for ATV/snowmobile and $12.75 for a boat is required to perfect a lien on a title.
Affidavit for Unregistered or Untitled Vehicles (PDF)
Snowmobile, ATV and Boat regulations may be found by visiting the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website.