Every all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile registration certificate and number issued expires at midnight December 31, and renewals expire every two years thereafter unless sooner terminated or discontinued in accordance with this chapter. After the first day of September each even-numbered year, an unregistered all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile and renewals may be registered for the subsequent biennium beginning January 1. An all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile registered between January 1 and September 1 of even-numbered years shall be registered for a fee of twelve dollars and fifty cents for the remainder of the registration period.
After the first day of September in even-numbered years an unregistered all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile may be registered for the remainder of the current registration period and for the subsequent registration period in one transaction. The fee shall be five dollars for the remainder of the current period, in addition to the registration fee of twenty-five dollars for an all-terrain vehicle and twenty-five dollars for a snowmobile for the subsequent biennium beginning January 1, and a writing fee. Registration certificates and numbers may be renewed upon application of the owner in the same manner as provided in securing the original registration. The all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile registration fee is in lieu of personal property tax for each year of the registration.
An expired all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile registration may be renewed for the same fee as if the owner is securing the original registration plus a penalty of five dollars and a writing fee.
All all-terrain vehicles used on public land must be registered within six months following January 1, 1990, unless otherwise exempt.
When a person, after registering an all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile, moves from the address shown on the registration certificate, the person shall, within ten days, notify the county recorder in writing of the move and the person's new address.
Upon the transfer of ownership of an all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile, the owner shall complete the form on the back of the current registration certificate and shall deliver it to the purchaser or transferee at the time of delivering the all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile. The purchaser or transferee shall, within five days of transfer, file a new application form with the county recorder with a fee of one dollar and the writing fee, and a transfer of number shall be awarded in the same manner as provided in an original registration. If the purchaser or transferee does not file a new application form within five days of transfer, the transfer of number shall be awarded upon payment of all applicable fees plus a penalty of five dollars.
All registrations must be valid for the current registration period prior to the transfer of any registration, including assignment to a dealer.
Duplicate registrations may be issued upon application therefor and the payment of the same fees collected for the transfer of registrations.
A motorcycle, as defined in section 321.1, subsection 40, paragraph "a", may be registered as an all-terrain vehicle as provided in this section. A motorcycle registered as an all-terrain vehicle may participate in all programs established for all-terrain vehicles under this chapter except for the safety instruction and certification program.
[C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, S81, § 321G.6; 81 Acts, ch 113, § 4, 5]
86 Acts, ch 1031, §4; 86 Acts, ch 1235, § 2; 89 Acts, ch 244, §8-11; 91 Acts, ch 236, §2; 97 Acts, ch 148, §6, 9; 99 Acts, ch 113, §3; 2000 Acts, ch 1019, §1
Referred to in § 331.602
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