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April 10, 2013

Iowa uses new system for boat registrations

DES MOINES — Iowa officials are using a new system for organizing boat registrations in the state.

The state Department of Natural Resources says a boat's registration information, title and decals will be on one document.

Registrations will be handled in the county where the boat owner resides. Nonresidents can register in the county where the boat primarily will be used.

Officials encourage owners to bring in their current registration for a renewal, since it includes information that's needed in the new system. That includes the boat's make, model, model year, hull identification number, length and width.

About 235,000 boats will be registered in April. Registrations are good for three years.

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