Register & Title a Motorcycle in Alaska

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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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