Motorcycle Registration in Alaska

If you plan on riding a motorcycle in Alaska, use this guide to learn about registering your bike.

Need to renew your motorcycle registration? Head over to our AK registration renewals guide for help.

New Alaska Residents

Upon establishing Alaskan residency, you have 10 days to register your motorcycle with the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which you can do by providing the following at your local AK DMV office:

If you have additional questions about registering your motorcycle in Alaska, contact your local Division of Motor Vehicles office.

Registering Your AK Motorcycle

The Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles requires you to title and register your motorcycle within 30 days of the purchase date.

The process for registering your motorcycle will differ depending on whether the bike was purchased from a dealership OR private seller. In Alaska, motorcycle registrations are valid for 2 years.

If you live far from a DMV office, are disabled, OR older in age, see our Special Circumstances section below for details on how to register your motorcycle.

Dealer-Bought Motorcycles

When you purchase a new motorcycle at a dealership in Alaska, most dealers will handle the registration process for you.

HOWEVER, if you buy a new motorcycle outside of Alaska OR if the dealership does not register the bike for you, you'll need to visit your local Alaska DMV and provide:

Have questions about titling your new motorcycle? Check out our page on title transfers in Alaska for more information.

Private Motorcycle Purchases

If you purchase a used motorcycle from a private seller, bring the following items to your local DMV office to register the bike in your name:

Special Circumstances

In some situations, the traditional process for motorcycle titling and registration may not apply. The AK Division of Motor Vehicles may allow you to title and register your motorcycle by mail.

Contact the Division of Motor Vehicles at (855) 269-5551 for information mailing in your registration.

AK Motorcycle Registration Fees & Taxes

You may be required to pay the following fees and taxes when registering your motorcycle with the AK Division of Motor Vehicles:

  • Motorcycle registration: $60.
  • Lien recording: $15.
  • Specialty plate transfer: $5.
  • Motor Vehicle Registration Tax (MVRT): Varies according to your county of residence.


Application for Title and Registration
Complete this form when you are applying for a transfer of ownership, registration, title, OR replacement title with the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles.
Odometer Disclosure Statement
Complete this form when buying or selling a vehicle in Alaska to disclose the number of miles on it. MUST be signed by both the buyer and seller.
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