Register & Title a Motorcycle in Nebraska

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

Nebraska Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

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

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Nebraska

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

Notarization Required on the following documents in Nebraska:

  • Bill of Sale.

How to Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Nebraska

Option 1: Motorcycles bought in NE

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

Option 2: Bikes from outside Nebraska

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.

Nebraska Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Nebraska requires motorcycles to have the following:

  • Fenders on both wheels.
  • Handlebars no more than 15” above mounting point.
  • Passenger footrest when riding with a passenger.
  • Horn.

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

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4 thoughts on “Register & Title a Motorcycle in Nebraska”

  1. Can I pass the inspection with shorty version VIN (9-positions VIN number) stamped on the right side of steering “neck instead of 17-position VIN number? In the title does have 17-positions VIN match the 17-positions VIN On the left side of the steering “neck” or tube, there will be a white printed decal that will have the full 17-position

    1. motorcyclezombies

      It would probably depend on the bike itself (i.e. depending on the year and manufacturing history, VINs became standardized in 1981).

      But in general – the VIN on the title will need to match the VIN on the frame.

  2. Im going to be out of state for a couple months . can i mail in all my paperwork and money order to get plates on my motorcycle. It was bought in tbe state and has instate title

    1. motorcyclezombies

      Nebraska allows you to complete new registrations by mail with your County Treasurer. Along with your application and ownership/sale documents you’ll need proof of insurance and proof that you’ve paid the necessary taxes.

      However, you may need to check with your county if you can complete the title transfer by mail at the same time.

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