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Off-highway vehicle and snowmobile registration renewals due December 31

The Iowa DNR is reminding owners of off-highway vehicles to renew their registrations by Dec. 31, 2016. Vehicle types include: all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-road utility vehicles (ORVs), off-road motorcycles (ORMs) and snowmobiles.

Registrations can be renewed through any county recorder office or by going directly to the DNR’s online sales and registration site. OHV owners can also find a link on the DNR site www.iowadnr.gov.

After Dec. 31, customers can still renew their registrations but will pay a $5 penalty.

Off-Highway Vehicles

Iowa residents must have and display a current Iowa DNR registration on their ATV, ORV or ORM to operate on any designated public land or ice in Iowa. Residents are not required to display an Iowa DNR user permit.

Nonresidents are required to have their machines registered in their home state and display an Iowa DNR user permit.

Snowmobiles

Iowa residents are required to have and display a current Iowa DNR registration and user permit on their snowmobile in order to lawfully operate on any public land or public ice in Iowa. User permits can be purchased at any location where hunting licenses are sold, including the Iowa DNR website. 

Nonresident snowmobilers are required to have and display a current registration from their home state and display a current Iowa DNR user permit. If a nonresident resides in a state that does not require or offer snowmobile registration, the only requirement is to display an Iowa DNR user permit.

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