(Atlantic) Cass County Recorder Joyce Jensen says snowmobile registration, renewal, titling, and assignment of liens will now be done using the Recreational Vehicle and Vessel Registration System through a County Recorders Office.
Jensen says snowmobiles used on public land, public ice, and designated snowmobile trails in the state of Iowa must be registered. If a snowmobile is registered in another state, the registration must be in full force and effect.
Cass County Recorder Joyce Jensen says there are a couple of changes that are effective immediately.
“Number 1 you have to have a user permit now along with your registration,” stated Jensen. “A snowmobile owner now needs to provide proof of insurance that needs to be carried with you when you are on your snowmobile.”
Jensen says all snowmobiles, regardless of owner residency status, used on public land, public ice, and designated snowmobile trails in the State of Iowa must display an IDNR User Permit which may be obtained from a County Recorder or any ELSI vendor. User permits are required in addition to a valid registration.
The use of snowmobiles on highways requires proof of insurance effective July 1, 2012.
Jensen adds that operators are prohibited from driving a snowmobile upon surface of any public water in a maneuver known as “water skipping,” which is the operation of a snowmobile for flotation while the snowmobile for flotation while the snowmobile is in motion. This does not apply to operation on rivers or streams between November 1 and April 1.
December 27, 2012