The Recorder’s office partners with Iowa Department of Natural Resources to register and title boats for Washington County residents.
Boat registrations expire every 3 years on April 30, with the next expiration date being April 30, 2025.Boat fees are based on the type and length of the boat.All boats over 17 feet in length (except canoes and kayaks) require a title.In addition, all boats with a lien must be titled.A $5.00 penalty is applied to renew an expired registration.
Items Needed When Transferring A Boat:
vBill of Sale-shows sale tax has been paid, if applicable.
vRegistration (signature of seller required)
vTitle, if applicable (signature of seller required)
Change of ownership not made within 30 days from the sale date will be charged a $5.00 penalty, in addition to normal fee.