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Register & Title a Motorcycle in Montana

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

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Montana Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Montana have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Not required.
  • Does Montana require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Not required.
  • Does Montana require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Yes, title required.

Title and Register a Motorcycle in Montana

To title and register your bike in Montana, you’ll need:

  • Signed over title and notarization.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Statement of Fact
  • Registration and title fees.

Notarization Required on the following documents in Montana:

  • Title certificate.

Find more information about Montana motorcycle registration and registration renewal.

How to Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Montana

If you bought a motorcycle in Montana without a title, you can try the following to get it registered:

Option 1: Bikes from Montana

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

Learn how to replace a lost motorcycle title in Montana.

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.

Montana Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Montana motorcycle requirements include:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Passenger footrests with a passenger.
  • Turn signals.
  • Daytime headlights.

Learn more about street legal motorcycle requirements.

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

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