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Register & Title a Motorcycle in Puerto Rico

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

Puerto Rico Title Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Puerto Rico require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Required for motorcycles registered after 1987.

How to title and register an old motorcycle in Puerto Rico

  • Signed over title or notarized bill of sale.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Registration fees and taxes.
  • Affidavit of transfer – either on the back of the title or a separate document.

Notarization Required on the following documents in Puerto Rico:

  • Bill of sale.

How to register an old motorcycle with no title in Puerto Rico

Option 1: Bikes from out of state

If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires motorcycle titles:

Option 2: Register in a No-Title State

Register the bike in a non-title, no residency requirement, mail-in registration application state, such as Vermont.

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

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