Nebraska Motorcycle Registration

Last Updated on March 22, 2018 by Jason Mason

The Nebraska law requires you to register your motorcycle in order to be allowed to ride it on public roads. It is illegal if you are found driving a motorcycle that has not been registered. You can apply for motorcycle registration at any local Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles offices. The state has made the process of registration convenient and easy. In fact, the process itself is similar to registering a car.

Registering Your Motorcycle

The motorcycle registration fees vary. You can use the Nebraska DMV’s Motor Vehicle Tax Estimator to estimate your fees. You can also obtain an estimate by calling your local county official. You need to inquire about the acceptable payment method from your local DMV office, because not all offices accept personal check or cash.

If you are new resident in Nebraska, you must register your motorcycle within 30 days of obtaining Nebraska residency. If you to register your motorcycle within this period, you will face late registration fees and penalties.

Personalized License Plates

Once you submit all the required documents and pay the required fees and taxes, you will be issued with registration certificate, validation tabs and motorcycle license plates. However, you may request special plates or personalized license plates. These types of plates come with additional fees. You can request license plates featuring your nickname or request Husker Spirit plates. This can be a great way of expressing your personality and ego as you travel within the state.

Renewing Your Registration

Your motorcycle registration expires during the month in which you acquired your motorcycle. If you own a car and a motorcycle, you can request your local DMV to have their registration expire in the same period.

The DMV will send you a renewal reminder postcard through mail. You can then proceed to renew your registration by mail or in person. To renew your motorcycle registration, you will need to show your original Certificate of Insurance and current registration document.

For more information about motorcycle registration in Nebraska, contact the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles at (402) 471-3918.