Registration for a Motorcycle in Nebraska

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

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

This page will provide you with an overview of the steps to register a motorcycle in Nebraska 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. 

Nebraska Motorcycle Registration Steps

Registering a motorcycle in Nebraska 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 Nebraska DMV.

How to register a motorcycle in Nebraska:

  1. Submit your application in person or by mail to your local county treasurer.
  2. Provide proof of ownership. 
  3. Provide proof of motorcycle insurance. 
  4. Pay the registration fees and taxes. 

Renew Motorcycle Registration in Nebraska

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

Your options for renewing your Nebraska motorcycle registration include:

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

  • Your renewal notice or current registration document. 
  • 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. 

Nebraska 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

How much does it cost to register a motorcycle in Nebraska?

The fees for Nebraska motorcycle registration are as follows:

  • Initial plate fee: $3.30.
  • County general fund: $1.50.
  • State recreation road fund: $1.50.
  • DMV fee: $2.
  • Emergency medical system fee: $.50.
  • Registration fee: $15. 
  • Taxes and local fees vary.

For more information about Nebraska motorcycle registration and registration renewals, check out the official DMV website at: https://dmv.nebraska.gov/ 

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