Register & Title a Motorcycle in New Jersey

Register & Title a Motorcycle in New Jersey

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

New Jersey Title & Inspection Requirements for Old Motorcycles

  • Does New Jersey have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • No safety/equipment inspections required.
  • Does New Jersey require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • No VIN inspection required.
  • Does New Jersey require a title for old motorcycles?
  • Yes, all models years of motorcycles are titled.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in New Jersey

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

  • Signed title.
    • Pencil trace or photo of the vehicle identification number, notarized bill of sale, old registration card if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles
  • Registration Application (BA-49). Picked up at the MVC.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Title and registration fees and sales tax.
  • Application for Title

Notarization Required on the following documents in New Jersey:

  • Bill of Sale form

How to Register a No Title Motorcycle in New Jersey

Option 1: Motorcycles from New Jersey

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.

New Jersey Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

New Jersey requires motorcycles to have:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Fenders on rear wheel.
  • Handlebar grips must not be above shoulder height.
  • Passenger footrest if riding with a passenger.

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

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