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


  Madison County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Boat Registration and Title

Boat Registration and Title Information

The Madison County Recorder has the responsibility of registering and titling vessels of Madison County residents and non-residents if the vessel is principally used in Madison 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 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 6 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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Recorders Office 2015
Pictured L-R: Lori Belgarde, Brandy Macumber, Lisa Smith

Address of
Recorder's office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N. John Wayne Dr.
PO Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Phone Number:
(515) 462-3771

FAX Number:
(515) 462-5006

Office holder name:
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2018


Lisa Smith, Recorder/Registrar

Employees in the Recorder's Office:
Brandy Macumber, 1st Deputy
Lori Belgarde, 2nd Deputy

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used in the Recorder's office


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County Recorder - Boat Registration & Title

County Recorder - Boat Registration & Title

See the Madison County Recorder for information about boat registration & title

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