Register & Title a Motorcycle in Alaska

This page will cover the street legal requirements and motorcycle registration and title process in Alaska and provide some tips on how to register if you bought the motorcycle without a title.

Alaska Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Alaska have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Yes, there is a periodic motorcycle equipment inspection required.
  • Does Alaska require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Not required.
  • Does Alaska require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Yes, all motorcycles are titled in Alaska.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Alaska

To title and register your motorcycle in Alaska, you’ll need the:

How to Register a No Title Motorcycle in Alaska

Here are some of your options when it comes to registering an Alaska motorcycle with no title:

Option 1: Motorcycles from Alaska

Before sale is complete, ask previous owner to get a duplicate title:

Option 2: Out of state bikes

If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires titles:

Option 3: Register in a No-Title State

Register the bike in a non-title, no residency requirement, mail-in registration application state, such as Vermont.

Alaska Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Motorcycles in Alaska must have the following equipment:

  • Rearview mirror on left and right side.
  • Fenders on both wheels
  • Handgrips not higher than rider’s shoulder height.
  • Passenger footrests and handholds when carrying a passenger.
  • Turn signals required.

This information was correct at the time of writing it, but state laws are subject to change.


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