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This page will cover the street legal requirements and motorcycle registration and title process in Nevada and provide some tips on how to register if you bought the motorcycle without a title.
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Nevada Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles
- Does Nevada have an equipment/safety inspection?
- Not required.
- Does Nevada require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
- Required for out of state motorcycles.
- Does Nevada require a title for old motorcycles?
- Yes, all motorcycles are titled.
How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Nevada
To register and title your bike in Nevada, you need the following:
- Signed over title.
- Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
- Vehicle Inspection Certificate for out of state motorcycles
- Registration and titling fees.
- Proof of insurance.
- Application for Vehicle Registration
Notarization Required on the following documents in Nevada:
- Bill of Sale notarized or signed in front of DMV agent.
Find more information about Nevada motorcycle registration and registration renewal.
Registering a No Title Motorcycle in Nevada
Option 1: Bikes from Nevada
Before sale is complete, ask previous owner to fill out a duplicate title:
- Duplicate Title Application
- and Bill of Sale
Learn how to replace a lost motorcycle title in Nevada.
Option 2: Bikes from out of state
If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires motorcycle titles:
- Have the previous owner request a duplicate title in that state.
- Find motorcycle registration and title details for all states here.
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.
- Follow the registration requirements in Vermont.
- Transfer your registration to your own state.
Nevada Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements
Nevada motorcycles must have the following to be street legal:
- Rearview mirrors.
- Fenders on both wheels.
- Handlebars maximum 6” above shoulder height.
- Passenger footrest when carrying passenger.
- Turn signals required for motorcycles manufactured after 1972.
- Brake light may not display a blue light larger than 1” in diameter.
Learn more about street legal motorcycle requirements.
This information was correct at the time of writing it, but state laws are subject to change.