Louisiana Motorcycle Registration

Louisiana Motorcycle Registration

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

Louisiana Title & Inspection Requirements for Old Motorcycles

  • Does Louisiana have a motorcycle inspection requirement?
    • Periodic safety inspection required.
  • Does Louisiana require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Not required.

Does Louisiana require a title for old motorcycles?

  • All motorcycles require a title.
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How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Louisiana

To register and title your motorcycle in Louisiana, you’ll need the following:

  • Signed title.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
    • Notarized affidavit from previous owner certifying they are not an LA resident if the Bill of sale or out of state title is not notarized.
  • Bill of Sale.
  • Registration and title fees and sales tax.
  • Vehicle Application form

Notarization Required on the following documents in Louisiana:

  • Bill of sale
  • Title

Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Louisiana

If you bought a motorcycle without a title, you can try to do the following:

Option 1: Bikes from LA

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.

Louisiana Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Street legal motorcycles in Louisiana must have:

  • Left side rearview mirror.
  • Handlebar grips no higher than shoulder height.
  • Passenger footrests when riding with passengers.
  • Turn signals.
  • Speedometer and odometer.

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

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