Register & Title a Motorcycle in Georgia

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

Georgia Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Georgia have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • No motorcycle safety/equipment inspections required.
  • Does Georgia require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • VIN Inspection required for motorcycles with no titles.
  • Does Georgia require a title for old motorcycles?
    • No title for motorcycles with model year 1985 and older.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Georgia

To register and title a motorcycle in GA, you need:

  • Original title, registration Certificate or Bill of Sale showing chain of ownership.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Certification of Inspection by Law Enforcement for no-title motorcycles
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Proof of residency.
  • Title, registration, tax fees.

Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Georgia

If you bought a motorcycle with no title in Georgia, you can either:

Option 1: Motorcycles from Georgia

Titles are not required for motorcycles older than model year 1985.

  • Use a bill of sale or properly assigned registration certificate.

Option 2: Register in a No-Title State

Register the bike in a non-title, no residency requirement, mail-in registration application state, such as Vermont.

Georgia Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Motorcycles in Georgia must have the following to be street legal:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Handlebar height maximum 25” above the seat.
  • Passenger footrests required if carrying passengers.
  • Turn signals required for motorcycles manufactured after 1972.
  • Daytime headlights required.
  • Footwear required.

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

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