Scooters, Mopeds, Etc... in North Carolina

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Mopeds and Scooters

Mopeds and scooters, the tame cousins of motorcycles, are one and the same in the eyes of North Carolina's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Before you begin operating, you should educate yourself on what and what is not required.

Operating Requirements

In order to ride on highways or public areas, you must be at least 16 years old. Owning a driver's license isn't required, but wearing a helmet is, regardless of age.

Other Stuff to Know

Mopeds must be registered in North Carolina.

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