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How to Register a Motorcycle in West Virginia

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

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

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

West Virginia Motorcycle Registration Steps

Registering a motorcycle in West Virginia 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 West Virginia DMV.

How to register a motorcycle in West Virginia:

  1. Visit your county tag office. 
  2. Complete a motorcycle safety inspection. 
  3. Provide proof of ownership. 
  4. Pay your registration fees and taxes. 

Renew Motorcycle Registration in West Virginia

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

Your options for renewing your West Virginia motorcycle registration include:

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

  • Paying your personal property tax first. 
  • Complete a safety inspection. 
  • Your license plate number. 
  • Your title number.
  • Payment for your registration 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. 

West Virginia 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 West Virginia?

The fees for West Virginia motorcycle registration are as follows:

  • Standard motorcycle plates: $16 new/renewal.

For more information about West Virginia motorcycle registration and registration renewals, check out the official DMV website at: https://transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Pages/default.aspx 

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

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