Registration for a Motorcycle in Kansas

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In order to ride your motorcycle on public roadways in Kansas, 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 Kansas motorcycle license plates and stickers. 

Note, you should also be sure to have a valid Kansas motorcycle license when you register your motorcycle too. 

This page will provide you with an overview of the steps to register a motorcycle in Kansas for the first time, and then we’ll go over 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. 

Kansas Motorcycle Registration Steps

Registering a motorcycle in Kansas is basically the same process as registering any other vehicle.

If necessary, you’ll also need to complete any motorcycle inspections as required by the Kansas DMV.

How to register a motorcycle in Kansas:

  1. Visit your local county treasurer’s office. 
  2. Provide the motorcycle title. 
  3. Provide the Bill of Sale and any other ownership documents if the title is not available.
  4. Provide proof of motorcycle insurance. 
  5. Be prepared to provide proof of your identity and address.
  6. Pay the registration fees.

If you’ve just purchased a motorcycle, you’ll need to register it within 60 days. 

Renew Motorcycle Registration in Kansas

In order to avoid any traffic tickets or late fees, you’ll want to make sure that your Kansas motorcycle registration and license plate stickers are valid. 

Your options for renewing your Kansas motorcycle registration include:

The information and items you’ll need in order to complete your motorcycle registration renewal include:

  • Your renewal notice if renewing online or by mail.  
  • Your license plate number. 
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Payment for your renewal fees.

Depending on the type of bike you have, you may also need to complete the necessary motorcycle inspections when you renew your motorcycle registration. 

Kansas Motorcycle Insurance

In addition to renewing your motorcycle registration, you’ll also want to make sure that your motorcycle insurance policy is up to date. 

Your annual registration renewal is a great time to compare motorcycle insurance quotes and check for cheaper rates

For more information about Kansas motorcycle registration and registration renewals, check out the official DMV website at: https://www.ksrevenue.org/dovindex.html 

Need more information? Check out our overview of the requirements for motorcycle titles and registrations in Kansas.