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


  Cedar County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Boat Registration and Title

 

   

Boat Registration and Title Information

The Cedar County Recorder has the responsibility of registering and titling vessels of Cedar County residents and non-residents if the vessel is principally used in Cedar 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 front and 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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Boat Registration and Title

Address of
Recorder's office:
Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street Suite 105
Tipton, IA 52772

Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Phone Number:
(563) 886-2230

FAX Number:
(563) 886-2120

Office holder name:
Melissa Bahnsen

Employees in
Recorder's Office:


Jodi Galloway, Deputy

 Jennifer Boedeker, Clerk



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


Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
 
U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Iowa Department of
Public Health


Genealogy Websites
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb
 
             

Snowmobiling in Cedar County, Iowa

Cedar County Iowa Courthouse located in Tipton, Iowa

Herbert Hoover Library and Museum located in West Branch, Iowa

Cedar Valley Park Located 7 miles southwest of Tipton, Iowa is a combination of 228 acres of river bottomland and upland forest.