In order to ride your motorcycle on public roadways in your state, you’ll need to make sure it is registered and that your registration is valid.
When you buy a motorcycle, you’ll first need to transfer the title and get an insurance policy. Next, you’ll need to get it registered and get your motorcycle license plates and stickers.
Select your state below to find an overview of the steps to register a motorcycle for the first time.
You’ll also find your options for renewing your motorcycle registration before it expires.
Remember, your registration documents and proof of insurance should be kept on your bike when you ride.
Motorcycle Registration & Registration Renewal by State
Need more information? Check out our overview of the requirements for motorcycle titles and registrations.