Motorcycle Registration in Indiana

The process of registering your motorcycle―as well as renewing your registration―in Indiana is the same as that for a car, minus the emission test worries.

New Residents

Moving to a new state can be a stressful experience. You might feel like you have a thousand things to do. That's understandable. But, in Indiana, you'll need to obtain a state driver's license, and have your motorcycle titled and registered within 60 days of becoming an official Hoosier.

You'll need to have an Indiana title before you will be issued a license plate. Please see our title page for documents you will need to title your vehicle.

Then, to register your cycle, head to any license branch and bring the following:

  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, or your current out-of-state title
  • Odometer statement
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof of Social Security number

New Motorcycles

If you've just purchased a new motorcycle from a dealer, you'll need to register it at any license agency. Make sure to bring:

  • Your new title
  • Dealership receipt or bill of sale
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof of Social Security number

Used Motorcycles

If you recently purchased a used cycle, you'll need to visit any
license agency and present the following:

  • Your new title
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof of Social Security number

Indiana Motorcycle Registration Renewals

If you are simply renewing your registration, you have the following options described below.

By Mail

Just complete the renewal notice card you received in the mail, and mail it back. If you didn't receive a renewal notice, call the Indiana BMV at (888) 692-6841 and they will send one to you.

In Person

Of course, you may always renew at a license agency. Be sure to bring along either your registration renewal form, your previous year's registration, or your license plate number. You'll also need to show proof of insurance, and have verification of your Social Security number.


Perhaps the easiest method to renew is by using the state's online system. You'll need to have your driver license number and either your
Social Security number or Federal identification number. Your registration should be sent to you after you renew online.

Motorcycle Registration Fees

The cost of your registration will vary due to a variety of factors. Call your local license agency for help in determining the cost.

Be sure to check out our sections on titles and license plates for more information on Indiana vehicle titling and registration.

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