Register & Title a Motorcycle in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Oklahoma have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Equipment inspection not required.
  • Does Oklahoma require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Required for out of state motorcycles.
  • Does Oklahoma require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Titles required for old motorcycles.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Oklahoma

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

  • Assigned and notarized title certificate.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Current registration, if applicable.
  • Bill of Sale.
  • Title Application

Notarization Required on the following documents in Oklahoma:

  • Bill of sale.
  • Title.

Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Oklahoma

Option 1: Motorcycles from OK

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.

Oklahoma Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Oklahoma requires motorcycles to have:

  • Rearview mirrors on both sides.
  • Fenders on both wheels.
  • Handlebars not higher than rider’s eye level.
  • Passenger footrest when riding with passengers.
  • Speedometer.
  • Daytime headlights.

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

2 thoughts on “Register & Title a Motorcycle in Oklahoma”

  1. Virginia Pflueger

    I bought a scooter on-line and can’t get it insured because the VIN is not in the system. It’s as if it was never made. I’ve tried to resolve this with the company I bought it from but they are incompetent and unhelpful. Is there any way to register with the DMV without their assistance?

    1. motorcyclezombies

      Assuming it’s a legitimate manufacturer and you have something like an MCO (manufacturer’s certificate of origin) along with the scooter you bought, you should be able to register it at the DMV.

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