Register & Title a Motorcycle in Maine

Register & Title a Motorcycle in Maine

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

Maine Title & Inspection Requirements for Old Motorcycles

  • Does Maine have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Yes.
  • Does Maine require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Required for all motorcycles.

Does Maine require a title for old motorcycles?

  • Titles not required for motorcycles older than model year 1995
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Title and Register a Motorcycle in Maine

To register your motorcycle in Main you’ll need:

  • Signed Bill of Sale or title.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Registration Application.
  • Excise Tax Receipt.
  • Sales tax.
  • Registration fee.

No Title Motorcycle Registration in Maine

Option 1: Use a bill of sale

No titles required for motorcycle under 300c or manufactured before 1995.

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.

Maine Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Motorcycle in Maine must have:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Fenders on both wheels.
  • Handlebars not above shoulder height.
  • Passenger footrests when riding with passengers.
  • Daytime headlights.

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

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