Register & Title a Motorcycle in Florida

Register & Title a Motorcycle in Florida

This page will cover the street legal requirements and registration and title process in Florida and provide some tips on how to register if you bought the motorcycle with no title.

Florida Title & Inspection Requirements for Old Motorcycles

  • Does Florida have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • No regular inspection required.
  • Does Florida require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Yes, VIN inspection with a Vehicle Identification Number and Odometer Verification Form required when transferring a motorcycle from another state. Usually performed by a law enforcement officer in any state or a DMV employee.
  • Does Florida require a title for old motorcycles?
  • Yes, all motorcycle require a title.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Florida

To register and title your old motorcycle in Florida, you’ll need:

  • Original title signed by seller and buyer.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Application for Certificate of Title
    • Odometer disclosure not required for motorcycles older than 10 model years.
  • Title & registration fees, and taxes.
  • A VIN Verification if the vehicle was purchased out of state.

How to Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Florida

Here are some of your options if you bought a motorcycle with no title in Florida:

Option 1: Bikes from Florida

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.

Florida Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Motorcycles in Florida must have:

  • Rearview Mirrors.
  • Handlebar grips must not be above shoulder height.
  • Passenger footrests required when riding with a passenger.
  • Daytime headlights required.

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

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