Register & Title a Motorcycle in Arkansas

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

Arkansas Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Arkansas have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • No, not required.
  • Does Arkansas require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Required for out of state motorcycles. Performed by law enforcement.
  • Does Arkansas require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Yes, all motorcycles are titled.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Arkansas

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

  • Signed motorcycle title.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
    • VIN inspection for out of state motorcycles.
  • Application for Title and Registration
  • Proof of assessment from county assessor.
  • Proof of having previous property taxes paid.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Sales tax, registration and title fees.

Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Arkansas

Option 1: Arkansas purchases

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

Option 2: Bikes from out of state

If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires motorcycle 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.

Arkansas Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Arkansas requires motorcycles to have:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Passenger footrest and handholds when riding with a passenger.
  • Turn signals.
  • Daytime headlights.

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


1 thought on “Register & Title a Motorcycle in Arkansas”

  1. How do i get a title for a bike i built out of parts? Im in arkansas. I was offered two bikes with no titles for 150 and want to rebuild them and ride them… how do i get a title as a project bike the way you would for a hotrod or other homemade car?

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