Requirements to Register a Motorcycle
To determine if your vehicle meets requirements for motorcycle registration, please see important information.
If the motorcycle is purchased brand new, please follow the same requirements as the Registration of a New Vehicle.
If the motorcycle is purchased as used, or previously registered out of state, you will need to present the following documents to your local DMV Hub Office or Limited Service Office to apply for a registration:
- The Certificate of Title showing assignment of ownership and indicating release of all liens (if any). A Title is not required on motorcycles manufactured prior to 1981.
- Bill of Sale
- A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verification is required when registering your out of state motorcycle. Please bring your motorcycle, registration and driver's license to your local DMV Hub Office. The VIN verification will be completed and a report will be given to you to present for registration.
- Your current Connecticut Insurance Identification Card, which can be obtained from your insurance company. The insurance card must be in the name of registered owner(s). If the motorcycle is being leased, the insurance card may be in the name of the lessee.
Note: Motorcycles cannot be registered if delinquent property tax or parking tickets are owed or if the registrant has had their registration privilege suspended.
Content Last Modified on 2/5/2013 3:08:33 PM