Register & Title a Motorcycle in Idaho




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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 Used 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:

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.

4 thoughts on “Register & Title a Motorcycle in Idaho”

  1. I have a 1988 lift truck three-wheel scooter never been titled all original street legal checked with two different police departments if it was stolen they both said no and it is a street-legal machine looking to get a title can you help me.

    1. motorcyclezombies

      If you’ve got any ownership & sale documents – old MCO, Bill of Sale, etc. – you can give the ID DMV a call to see what they can do, otherwise you might consider looking into going through Vermont – at the very least, you’ll need a Bill of Sale and a VIN inspection if the engine is over 500cc.

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