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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.

Learn more about motorcycle title transfers in Georgia.

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.

Find more information about Georgia motorcycle registration and registration renewal.

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.

Learn how to replace a lost motorcycle title in Georgia.

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.

Learn more about street legal motorcycle requirements.

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

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