Register & Title a Motorcycle in Connecticut

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

Connecticut Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Connecticut have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Yes, periodic safety/equipment inspections.
  • Does Connecticut require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Required for out of state motorcycles.
  • Does Connecticut require a title for old motorcycles?
    • No title required for motorcycles older than 20 model years.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Connecticut

To register your bike in Connecticut, you need:

How to Register a no Title Motorcycle in Connecticut

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

Option 1: Bikes from Connecticut

Have the seller complete:

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.

Connecticut Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Connecticut motorcycles must have:

  • Rearview mirror.
  • Fenders on both wheels.
  • Handlebars must not rise above shoulder height.
  • Passenger footrest when riding with a passenger.
  • Turn signals required.
  • Odometer required if originally equipped by the motorcycle manufacturer.
  • Daytime headlights required.

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

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