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Off-Highway Vehicle and Snowmobile Registration Renewals Due December 31

Owners of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-road utility vehicles (ORVs) or off road motorcycles (ORMs) and snowmobiles registered with the Iowa DNR will need to renew their registrations by Dec. 31.

Registrations can be renewed through any county recorder office or on the DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov. After Dec. 31 customers can still renew their registrations but they 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.

For more information, contact David Downing, Off Highway Vehicle Program Manager, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-238-3564.

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