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.
Learn more about motorcycle title transfers in Nevada.
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.
This information was correct at the time of writing it, but state laws are subject to change.