Register & Title a Motorcycle in Delaware

Register & Title a Motorcycle in Delaware

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

Delaware Title & Inspection Requirements for Old Motorcycles

  • Does Delaware have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Safety/equipment inspection required.
  • Does Delaware require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Out of state motorcycles must be inspected.

Does Delaware require a title for old motorcycles?

  • Yes, titles required for all motorcycles.
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Register and Title an Old Motorcycle in Delaware

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

  • Current signed over title.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Application for Delaware Title.
  • Registration and title fees.
  • Proof of insurance.

Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Delaware

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

Option 1: Bikes from DE

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.

Delaware Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

DE requires motorcycles to have:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Fenders on both wheels.
  • Passenger footrest when riding with passengers.
  • Turn signals.
  • Speedometer.

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

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