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

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


All current registrations expire December 31, 2020.  The renewal period began September 1, 2020.  

Renewals after December 31, 2020 will be assessed a $5.00 late penalty.

Please include $1.00 postage for renewals by mail.

If you would also like to purchase your Iowa User permit to operate Snowmobiles on public land, ice, trails and designated areas, please add $17.75 for each one.


 ATV Ordindance No. 55  

ATV, OVR and Snowmobile Registration and Title

The Cedar County Recorder has the responsibility of registering and titling ATVís, ORV's and snowmobiles of Cedar 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.

Items needed when transferring an ATV/snowmobile:

Bill of Sale
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

ATV, ORV & Snowmobile Laws:

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

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

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ATV and Snowmobile Registration and Title information

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

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

Herbert Hoover Library and Museum located in West Branch, Iowa

Cedar County Iowa Courthouse located in Tipton, Iowa

Snowmobiling in Cedar County, Iowa