Revenues tothe County are up
Registrations for boats, ATVs and snowmobiles are renewed every three years through the Recorder’s Office, and as of Dec. 30, 2013, revenue to Marion County from them totals $7,075, compared to $4,745 in 2010. The 2013 total does not include the last month of the year.
Schwanebeck said that part of the reason is that, when the state switched to a new system for these records, most “big box” stores did not purchase it. Most stores no longer renew these registrations. Hunting and fishing licenses are still issued at stores as well as the Recorder’s Office. Those fees are included in the totals.
The County receives more revenue from titles and liens than registrations, but all of the revenue to the County does add up, Schwanebeck said.
Passports issued by the Recorder’s Office each year typically bring in $20,000 annually. Schwanebeck said that total has remained steady in 2013.