Utah Moped License & Registration (50cc Scooters)

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If you’ve got a short commute or need a fun, convenient way to get around town, mopeds are an excellent choice. 

They’re easy to ride, have great gas mileage, and are affordable to purchase and maintain. 

This page will cover the basic requirements for riding a moped in Utah.

If you already have a valid Utah motorcycle license, you’ll definitely be ready to ride a moped or <50cc scooter. In fact, that’s typically the safest route to go. 

Utah Moped Laws for <50cc Scooters

In order to ride a moped legally in Utah, you’ll need to be sure to follow the rules and regulations. Failing to do so could result in traffic tickets, fines, or a suspended license. 

Utah treats mopeds (>90cc) like motorcycles for registration, title, and licensing purposes. 

For a complete list of rules and regulations regarding mopeds in Utah, contact your local DMV office. 

Learn about the differences between scooters vs. mopeds

Do you need a license to drive a moped in Utah?

In Utah, you will generally need a motorcycle endorsement to legally ride a moped on public roads. 

How to Get a Utah Moped License

Since Utah requires a motorcycle license to ride a moped, you’ll usually need to:

  • Visit the DPS.
  • Complete an application and provide proof of your identity. 
  • Pass a vision test. 
  • Pass a knowledge exam. 
  • Complete an MSF Basic Rider Course. 
  • Tale the skills test on the class of bike you are interested in riding. 

Depending on what size bike you take your skills test on, you will be restricted as follows:

  • 90cc or under. 
  • 249cc or under. 
  • 649cc or under. 
  • 650+ (unrestricted).

Learn how to get your Utah motorcycle license. 

Utah Moped Registration & Insurance

Utah mopeds require a title, registration, and insurance. 

You’ll need to present:

  • Proof of ownership. 
  • A VIN inspection. 
  • A registration and title application. 
  • A safety inspection certificate. 
  • Title and registration fees. 

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Many of the major motorcycle insurance providers will also offer coverage for smaller bikes, scooters, and mopeds. 

Regardless of the Utah requirements, it’s always a smart idea to have insurance coverage when you ride any type of vehicle on public roads. 

Be sure to compare quotes from a few different providers to get the best rates. 

Learn more about moped insurance.

Note that some cities and local jurisdictions may have additional regulations for moped riders. (i.e. roadway restrictions, registration requirements, etc.). Be sure to check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles/authorities to make sure you and your moped are street legal.

For official information, up-to-date fees, and instructions, please contact your local county Utah DMV office.  

Find more information about scooter and mopeds here.