Register & Title a Motorcycle in Idaho

Register & Title a Motorcycle in Idaho

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

Idaho Title & Inspection Requirements for Old Motorcycles

  • Does Idaho have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Not required.
  • Does Idaho require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Required for all motorcycles.
  • Does Idaho require a title for old motorcycles?
  • Yes, all motorcycle are titled.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Idaho

To register your bike in ID, you’ll need:

  • Signed and released title
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Bill of Sale
  • VIN Inspection
  • Title application
  • Registration, taxes, and title fees.

Register a No Title Motorcycle in Idaho

If you bought a motorcycle with no title in Idaho, you can try the following:

Option 1: Motorcycle bought in Idaho

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.

Idaho Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Motorcycles in Idaho must have the following:

  • Rearview mirror.
  • Fenders on both wheels.
  • Passenger footrest when riding with passengers.

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

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