Registration for a Motorcycle in Ohio

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

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

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

Ohio Motorcycle Registration Steps

Registering a motorcycle in Ohio 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 Ohio BMV.

How to register a motorcycle in Ohio:

  1. Visit your local BMV office. 
  2. Provide proof of motorcycle insurance. 
  3. Submit the motorcycle title. 
  4. Provide proof of your identification.
  5. Pay the registration fees and taxes. 

Motorcycles can be registered in multi-year periods ranging from 2 to 5 years. 

Renew Motorcycle Registration in Ohio

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

Your motorcycle registration will expire on your birthday. 

Your options for renewing your Ohio motorcycle registration include:

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

  • Your personal information and address.
  • Your license plate number and motorcycle details. 
  • Proof of insurance. 
  • Payment for your renewal fees.

You’ll be able to renew your motorcycle registration up to 90 days before it expires.

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

Ohio 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 Ohio?

The fees for Ohio motorcycle registration are as follows:

  • Motorcycle registration: $25. 

Additional local fees and taxes may apply. 

For more information about Ohio motorcycle registration and registration renewals, check out the official BMV website at: https://www.bmv.ohio.gov/ 

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