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Register & Title a Motorcycle in Arizona


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

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Arizona Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Arizona have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Periodic safety/equipment inspection required.
  • Does Arizona require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • No VIN inspection requirement unless motorcycle has no out of state proof of ownership.
  • Does Arizona require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Yes, titles required for all motorcycles.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Arizona

To title and register your bike in Arizona, you’ll need:

Notarization Required on the following documents in Arizona:

  • Bill of Sale
  • Title and title application.

Find more information about Arizona motorcycle registration and registration renewal.

How to Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Arizona

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

Option 1: Motorcycles from AZ

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

Learn how to replace a lost motorcycle title in Arizona.

Option 2: Bikes from outside Arizona

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.

Arizona Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Arizona motorcycles must have:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Passenger footrests when riding with a passenger.

Learn more about street legal motorcycle requirements.

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

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3 thoughts on “Register & Title a Motorcycle in Arizona”

    1. My name is Mario Figueroa , My wife and I ARE IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING TO CHINO VALLEY , ARIZONA from Calif. I will have a harley motorcycle and a ford f 350 to register there . My question is , Do i have to put bike on non op status in Calif before registering in Arizona .

      1. motorcyclezombies

        No, you can complete an address change with the CA DMV to let them know you’re moving out of state. If they still mail you a renewal notice after that, you’ll just need to mark that the vehicles are no longer in California.

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