Snowmobiles

All snowmobiles operated in Iowa on ice or on a designated trail must have a current registration decal displayed on the machine. Registration is not required for ORVs being used for agricultural purposes.


Machines which belong to nonresident riders must display a nonresident user permit in order to be legally operated.


Documentation necessary to register and title a snowmobile, ATV, ORM, OMV, ORV, or UTV:

  • Application form filled out and signed by buyer
  • New –Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO or MCO)
  • Used- Bill of Sale - signed by seller and notarized and
  • If not previously registered or titled: Affidavit for Unregistered vehicle signed by seller and notarized and inspected by peace officer and signed
  • Title – if vessel was previously titled - signed by seller

Snowmobile Reference Guide

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Affidavit & Applications

Applications and Forms
ATVs
Bill of Sale
Birth Death Marriage
Boats
Groundwater Hazard Forms
Marriage Licenses
Military Records
ORVs
Recording Legal Documents
Recreational Vehicles
Requirements and Standards
Snowmobiles
Vital Records

Bill of Sale

Applications and Forms
ATVs
Bill of Sale
Birth Death Marriage
Boats
Groundwater Hazard Forms
Marriage Licenses
Military Records
ORVs
Recording Legal Documents
Recreational Vehicles
Requirements and Standards
Snowmobiles
Vital Records