§ 462A.1 Declaration of policy
§ 462A.2 Definitions
§ 462A.3 Powers and duties of commission
§ 462A.3A Public use of water for navigation purposes
§ 462A.3B Reciprocity
§ 462A.4 Operation of unnumbered vessels prohibited
§ 462A.5 Registration and identification number
§ 462A.5A Filing bond as assurance of ownership
§ 462A.6 Exemption from registration provisions of this chapter
§ 462A.6A Exemption from display of registration and capacity numbers
§ 462A.7 Occurrences involving vessels
§ 462A.8 Transmittal of information
§ 462A.9 Classification and required equipment
§ 462A.10 Boat liveries
§ 462A.11 Muffling devices
§ 462A.12 Prohibited operation
§ 462A.12A Online watercraft education courses
§ 462A.13 Penalty
§ 462A.14 Operating a motorboat or sailboat while intoxicated
§ 462A.14A Implied consent to test
§ 462A.14B Refusal to submit — penalty.
§ 462A.14C Statement of officer
§ 462A.14D Tests pursuant to warrants
§ 462A.14E Violations of orders not to operate a motorboat or sailboat
§ 462A.14F Department recordkeeping
§ 462A.15 Water skis and surfboards
§ 462A.16 Regattas, races, marine parades, tournaments, or exhibitions
§ 462A.17 Local regulations restricted
§ 462A.18 Owner’s civil liability.
§ 462A.20 Boat inspection
§ 462A.23 Suspension or revocation
§ 462A.24 Overloading of vessels
§ 462A.25 Penalty
§ 462A.26 Right-of-way rules — speed and distance rules — zoning water areas.
§ 462A.27 Removal of nonpermanent structures
§ 462A.27A Dock requirements — exemptions.
§ 462A.28 Unworthy vessels drydocked
§ 462A.29 Official duty exempted
§ 462A.30 Aircraft restriction
§ 462A.31 Artificial lakes
§ 462A.32 Rules for buoys
§ 462A.33 Driving over ice
§ 462A.34 Authorized emergency vessels
§ 462A.34A Vehicles prohibited in streambed
§ 462A.34B Eluding or attempting to elude pursuing law enforcement vessel — penalty.
§ 462A.35 Special certificate for manufacturer or dealer
§ 462A.36 Fee for special certificate — minimum requirements for issuance.
§ 462A.37 Number assigned — special signs.
§ 462A.38 Duplicates
§ 462A.39 Expiration date
§ 462A.41 Separate certificate for each city
§ 462A.43 Transfer of ownership
§ 462A.44 Application for transfer
§ 462A.45 Transfer by dealer
§ 462A.46 Purchase of registered vessel by dealer
§ 462A.47 Transfer to dealer
§ 462A.48 Sales by manufacturer or dealer
§ 462A.49 Prohibited use of “registration applied for” card
§ 462A.50 Official cards only to be used
§ 462A.51 County recorder — duties.
§ 462A.52 Fees remitted to commission
§ 462A.53 Amount of writing fees
§ 462A.54 Disposal of writing fees
§ 462A.55 Sales or use tax to be paid before registration
§ 462A.66 Inspection authority
§ 462A.67 Inspection deficiency order
§ 462A.68 Termination of use
§ 462A.70 Hull identification, capacity plates, warning labels
§ 462A.77 Owner’s certificate of title — in general.
§ 462A.78 Fees — surcharge — duplicates.
§ 462A.79 Obtaining manufacturer’s or importer’s certificate of origin.
§ 462A.80 Hull identification number of vessel
§ 462A.81 Dealer’s record of vessels bought, sold, or transferred.
§ 462A.82 Transfer or repossession of vessel by operation of law — coast guard documentation of vessel.
§ 462A.83 Security interest in vessels — exemptions.
§ 462A.84 Perfection and titles — fee.
§ 462A.85 Forms — investigations.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 462A

  • Alcohol concentration: means the number of grams of alcohol per any of the following:
  • Alcoholic beverage: includes alcohol, wine, spirits, beer, or any other beverage which contains ethyl alcohol and is fit for human consumption. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Authorized emergency vessel: means any vessel which is designated or authorized by the commission for use in law enforcement, search and rescue, and disaster work. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Boat livery: means a person who holds a vessel for hire, renting, leasing, or chartering including hotels, motels, or resorts which furnish a vessel to guests as part of the services of the business. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Certificate: means a certificate of title. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Chemical test: means an analysis of a person's blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substance for the determination of the presence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or a drug. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Commission: means the natural resource commission. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Controlled substance: means any drug, substance, or compound that is regulated under chapter 124, including any counterfeit substance or simulated controlled substance, as well as any metabolite or derivative of the drug, substance, or compound. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Cut-off switch: means an operable factory-installed or dealer-installed emergency cut-off engine stop switch that is installed on a personal watercraft. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Cut-off switch lanyard: means the cord used to attach the person of the operator of a personal watercraft to the cut-off switch. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Dealer: means a person who engages in whole or in part in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging vessels either outright or on conditional sale, bailment, lease, security interest, or otherwise, and who has an established place of business for sale, trade, and display of vessels. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Director: means the director of the department or the director's designee. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Established place of business: means the place actually occupied either continuously or at regular periods by a dealer or manufacturer where the dealer's or manufacturer's books and records are kept and a large share of the dealer's or manufacturer's business is transacted. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Inboard: means a vessel in which the engine is located internally, the propulsion system is rigidly attached to the engine, and the propulsion mechanism is within the confines of the vessel's extreme length and beam. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Lienholder: means a person holding a security interest. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Magistrate: means a judicial officer appointed under chapter 602, article 6, part 4. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Manufacturer: means a person engaged in the business of manufacturing or importing new and unused vessels, or new and unused outboard motors, for the purpose of sale or trade. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Motorboat: means any vessel propelled by an inboard, inboard-outdrive, or outboard engine, whether or not such engine is the principal source of propulsion. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Navigable waters: means all lakes, rivers, and streams, which can support a vessel capable of carrying one or more persons during a total of six months in one out of every ten years. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Nonresident: means every person who is not a resident of this state. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "swear" includes "affirm". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Operate: means to navigate or otherwise use a vessel or motorboat. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Operator: means a person who operates or is in actual physical control of a vessel. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Owner: means a person, other than a lienholder, having the property right in or title to a motorboat or vessel. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Passenger: means a person carried on board a vessel, including the operator, and anyone towed by a vessel on water skis, surfboards, inner tubes, or similar devices. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Peace officer: means :
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, corporation, or association. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • personal property: include money, goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Personal watercraft: means a vessel, less than sixteen feet in length, which is propelled by a water jet pump or similar machinery as its primary source of motor propulsion and is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling on the vessel rather than being operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling inside the vessel. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Proceeds: includes whatever is received when collateral or proceeds are sold, exchanged, collected, or otherwise disposed of. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • road: include public bridges, and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" "common road" and "state road". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Sailboard: means a windsurfing vessel with a mount for a sail, a daggerboard, and a small skeg. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Sailboat: means any watercraft operated with a sail. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Security interest: means an interest which is reserved or created by an agreement which secures payment or performance of an obligation and is valid against third parties generally. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Serious injury: means the same as defined in section 702. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Undocumented vessel: means any vessel which is not required to have, and does not have, a valid marine document issued by the bureau of customs or a foreign government. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Use: means to operate, navigate, or employ a vessel. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water or ice. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Vessel for hire or commercial vessel: means a vessel for the use of which a fee of any nature is imposed, including vessels furnished as a part of lodge, hotel, or resort services. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Wake: means any movement of water created by a vessel which adversely affects the activities of another person who is involved in activities approved for that area or which may adversely affect the natural features of the shoreline. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Watercraft: means any vessel which through the buoyance force of water floats upon the water and is capable of carrying one or more persons. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Watercraft education certificate: means a certificate, approved by the commission, which is issued to a qualified applicant who is twelve years of age or older who has successfully completed a watercraft education course approved by the department. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Waters of this state under the jurisdiction of the commission: means any navigable waters within the territorial limits of this state, and the marginal river areas adjacent to this state, exempting only farm ponds and privately owned lakes. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • Writing fee: means the amount paid by the boat owner to the county recorder for handling the transaction. See Iowa Code 462A.2
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1