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How to Get a Title for a Motorcycle in Nebraska


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When you buy a motorcycle or move from another state, you’ll need to transfer the title within the Nebraska DMV’s specified time frame in order to stay compliant and avoid any penalties. 

This page will provide you with the details and requirements for getting a motorcycle title in Nebraska.

After that, you’ll be ready to get your Nebraska motorcycle registration and license plate

How do I transfer ownership of a motorcycle in Nebraska?

The most important step in transferring ownership when you buy or sell a motorcycle is completing the title transfer. 

In order to transfer ownership of a motorcycle, both the buyer and the seller will need to fill out and sign the title. 

The seller should also create a Bill of Sale that both parties should sign and retain a copy of. 

After that, the buyer will need to take their application documents, including the signed motorcycle title, to their local DMV in order to complete the title transfer process. 

The seller may need to notify the DMV of the sale by submitting a notice of transfer and release of liability form. 

How to Fill Out a Nebraska Motorcycle Title

The first step in any title transfer is having the existing title filled out and signed by both the buyer and the seller. 

Before you start to fill out your Nebraska motorcycle title, be sure to:

  • Use blue or black ink only. 
  • Avoid crossing out or whiting out any items on the title as this can void it. 
  • Have taken care of any name changes beforehand. 
  • Have removed any old lienholder information, if applicable. 
  • Have both registered owners present to sign the title if the names are joined by “and.”

Always be sure to follow the instructions on your specific title and refer to your state’s official DMV for any questions. 

To fill out a Nebraska motorcycle title:

  • Refer to the columns for the buyer and the seller on the front of your title. 
  • Record the current mileage in the Odometer Reading line. 
  • Have the seller sign and print their name on the “Signature of Seller” and “Printed Name of Seller” lines. 
  • Record the date of the sale. 
  • Enter the buyer’s name and information in the “Name of Purchaser” section. 
  • Have the buyer sign and print their name on the appropriate lines.

Nebraska Motorcycle Title Transfers

A motorcycle title transfer proceeds like any other vehicle title transfer in Nebraska.

Here is what you need to transfer a Nebraska motorcycle title into your name:

  1. Visit your local county treasurer’s office. 
  2. Complete an application for a certificate of title: https://dmv.nebraska.gov/sites/dmv.nebraska.gov/files/doc/dvr/forms/titleapp.pdf 
  3. Present the signed title and bill of sale. 
  4. Pay the title fees.

After buying a motorcycle, you’ll have up to 30 days to transfer the title into your name. 

How much does it cost to transfer a motorcycle title in Nebraska?

The fees for Nebraska motorcycle title transfers include:

  • Title fee: $10.

For more information about motorcycle title transfers in Nebraska, 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.

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