Register & Title a Motorcycle in Maryland

Register & Title a Motorcycle in Maryland

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

Maryland Title & Inspection Requirements for Old Motorcycles

  • Does Maryland have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Required when transferring title.
  • Does Maryland require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Not required.

Does Maryland require a title for old motorcycles?

  • All motorcycles titled.
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Maryland Motorcycle Title and Registration Requirements

To register and title your project motorcycle in Maryland, you’ll need:

Notarization Required on the following documents in Maryland:

  • Bill of Sale

No Title Motorcycle Registration in Maryland

Option 1: Motorcycles purchases in MD

Before sale is complete, ask previous owner to get a duplicate title:

Option 2: Bikes from outside Maryland

If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires 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.

Maryland Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Maryland requires motorcycles to have:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Fender on rear wheel.
  • Handlebars not higher than 15” above seat.
  • Passenger footrest and handholds when riding with a passenger.
  • Speedometer and odometer.

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

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