Register & Title a Motorcycle in Maryland

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 Used 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.

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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