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Snowmobile & OHV Owners Reminded To Renew Their Registrations By Jan. 1st, 2020

Tue 12-24-2019

(Des Moines)-- Snowmobile and off-highway vehicle owners will need to renew their registrations before January 1st, 2020.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says those registrations purchased during the 2019 registration cycle will expire December 31st, 2019 and any decal displayed on a machine with a “19” printed on it will no longer be valid. Snowmobiles and off-highway vehicles being operated on trails, public ice or OHV parks must display a valid registration. The DNR says any registration that is not renewed prior to January 1st, 2020 will have a late penalty of $5.00 applied to the registration cost.

Also, all permits, including resident snowmobiles and nonresident snowmobiles and OHVs expire December 31st, 2019. Those are issued for a calendar year so there is no late penalty for a permit purchased after January 1st. User permits are required for nonresident and resident snowmobiles used on public land or ice. Nonresident off road vehicles registered in their home state must display a user permit. Residents operating an off-highway vehicle do not need a user permit.