Motorcycle Registration in Utah

In Utah, you must register your motorcycle with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) before taking it out for a spin.

On this page, we'll teach you everything you need to know about registering your bike in UT.

Are you looking to renew your motorcycle registration? If so, head over to our Utah registration renewal guide.

New Utah Residents

Once you've established Utah residency, you have 60 days to register your motorcycle by presenting the following items at your local Utah DMV office branch:

If you have more questions about registering your motorcycle in Utah, give your local UT DMV a call.

Registering Your UT Motorcycle

The process for registering your motorcycle will differ depending on whether you purchased it at a dealership OR through a private seller.

Motorcycles Bought at Dealerships

When buying a new or used motorcycle at a Utah dealership, the dealer will handle the titling and registration process for you. Once the required documents are submitted to the UT Division of Motor Vehicles, you will receive your license plates, title, and registration in the mail.

Before leaving the dealership, it's a good idea to confirm that no additional steps will be required on your end. While you wait for your permanent motorcycle registration to arrive, the dealership may provide you with temporary registration.

The fees for registering your motorcycle will normally be included in your purchase price. You can find a breakdown of the motorcycle registration fees and taxes below.

Motorcycles Purchased from Private Sellers

After buying a motorcycle from a private seller, you'll need to register it yourself by bringing the following items to your local Utah DMV:

  • The current title signed by the buyer AND seller.
    • Include a current odometer reading in the space provided on the title.
    • If you don't have a title, present a bill of sale.
  • A completed Application for Utah Title (Form TC-656).
  • A safety inspection certificate if your motorcycle was made in a qualifying year.
    • Check out the DMV's inspections page to see if your motorcycle requires a safety inspection.
  • The $46 base registration fee AND any other applicable fees and taxes.
    • For an extra fee, you can request a temporary registration permit from the DMV.

If you need to title your motorcycle, head over to our Utah title transfers guide.

UT Motorcycle Registration Fees & Taxes

Be prepared to pay the following registration and

  • Motorcycle registration: $46.
  • Uniform aged-based fee—Varies by motorcycle age:
    • Under 3 years old: $95.
    • 3 to less than 6 years old: $70.
    • 6 to less than 9 years old: $50.
    • 9 to less than 12 years old: $35.
    • 12 years old or older: $10.
  • Temporary registration permit—Varies by validity:
    • 15 days: $6.
    • 96 hours: $2.50.

To find out how much you'll owe in registration fees for your particular type of motorcycle, call the Utah DMV at (800) 368-8824.


Certificate Of Inspection
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Vehicle Application for Utah Title
Apply for an original, replacement, transferred, OR branded Utah title with this Division of Motor Vehicles form.
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