Vehicle title with the assignment of title completed;
Photocopy of both sides of the completed title
Trailers weighing less than 2,000 pounds empty are not issued a title when they are registered in the State of Iowa. On the registration, if it says "Small Regular Trailer" the registration is the ownership document. To sell a small regular trailer, you must sign the bottom of the registration where it says "Sellers Signature", and date or a signed Bill of Sale with the VIN, Date of Sale, and Name of the seller should be supplied to the buyer.
Before transferring possession of your vehicle, trailer, or travel trailer remove and keep your license plates. You may be entitled to a refund or credit of the unused portion of registration fees.
If you are purchasing another vehicle within 6 months and wish to receive credit toward the registration fees, fill out the bottom of your registration receipt for the sold vehicle and submit it with the title and application for your replacement vehicle. Do not transfer the plates on the new vehicle until you have completed the transfer with the treasurer's office.
If you are not replacing the sold vehicle and wish to receive a refund, complete the bottom of your registration receipt with the date of sale and submit both the plates and registration to the County Treasurers Office. Note: To receive a refund, this must be done within six (6) months form the date of sale of the vehicle. Credit of less than $10.00 will not be refunded.