Clay County, Iowa Recorder - ATV, ORV and Snowmobile Registration, Title and Security Interest information. Application for Title and Instructions and Bill of Sale.

  Clay County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  ATV, ORV and Snowmobile Registration and Title

ATV and Snowmobile Registration and Title

The Clay County Recorder has the responsibility of registering and titling ATVs, ORVs and snowmobiles of Clay County residents. The registrations expire on December 31st of each year. Titles are required on all ATVís registered since January 2000 and on all snowmobiles registered since January 1998.

Beginning July 1, 2009, Clay County will also be responsible for collection of sales tax on ATVs, ORVs and Snowmobiles.

State Sales Tax Information:
Sales of ATVs, ORVs and Snowmobiles 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 ATV, ORV or Snowmobile from an individual should obtain a receipt that shows the cost of the ATV, ORV or Snowmobile. The buyer will then pay the sales tax on the cost of the ATV, ORV or Snowmobile to the County Recorder.

Items needed when transferring an ATV/snowmobile:
Bill of Sale
Title, if applicable (signature of seller required on backside of title)
Application for Registration, Title and Security Interest

ATV & Snowmobile Laws:

For more information about ATV and Snowmobile Registrations and Titles, visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website.

Bill of Sale Boat, ATV, or Snowmobile
Application for Registration, Title and Security Interest

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Address of
Recorder's office:

Clay County
Administration Building
300 W 4th St Suite 3
Spencer IA 51301

Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Monday - Friday

Phone Number:
(712) 262-1081

FAX Number:
(712) 264-3983

Office holder name:
Shirley Goyette
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2014

Employees in
Recorder's Office:
Ann Spooner

Sheila Weeks

Jami Grady

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

Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Iowa Real Estate
Transfer Tax Calculator

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


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