Motorcycle Registration in Texas

To register a motorcycle in the State of Texas, you simply follow the same procedures as you do when registering a car. There is no additional paperwork for registering a motorcycle, though of course on the application you must properly describe the bike's type, model, vehicle identification number (VIN), and engine capacity.

To register your motorcycle, you will need the following:

  • Proof of ownership
  • A safety inspection certificate obtained at an official inspection station
  • Proof of your identity
  • Proof of insurance

While initial registrations must be made in person at your County Tax Assessor-Collectors office or one of their designated subcontractors, after that you will be able to renew by mail. Depending on what county you live in, you may also be able to renew your motorcycle registration online.

The registration fee for motorcycles is $30 per year plus local fees determined by the county you live in.

For more information, consult the Texas Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Registering and Titling page, and in particular the frequently asked questions.

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