Register & Title a Motorcycle in Minnesota


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

Minnesota Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Minnesota have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Period motorcycle safety inspection required
  • Does Minnesota require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Not required.
  • Does Minnesota require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Titles required for all motorcycles.

Title and Register a Motorcycle in Minnesota

You’ll need the following:

Notarization Required on the following documents in Alabama:

  • Bill of sale.

How to Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Minnesota

Option 1: Motorcycles from Minnesota

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.

Minnesota Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Minnesota street legal motorcycle requirements include:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Passenger footrests when riding with a passenger.
  • Daytime headlights required.
  • Brake lights must not display a blue light larger than 1” diameter.

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


2 thoughts on “Register & Title a Motorcycle in Minnesota”

  1. Michae Carmenatty

    I bought a motor cycle with no title previous owner did not have it either I wanna register and title my bike can I get info ??

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