Ohio Motorcycle Registration

Last Updated on March 22, 2018 by Jason Mason

So, if you have finally purchased a new or used motorcycle, your next step is to obtain motorcycle registration and title before you ride it on Ohio roads. You don’t need to worry about registration or titling since these processes are almost similar to that of registering or titling your car.

First-time Registration

If you are applying for a motorcycle registration in Ohio for the first time, you will need to go in person to the deputy registrar’s office. Make sure you bring original certificate of title to prove ownership. Photocopies of the certificate of title will not be accepted.

You can also give another person power of attorney to register your motorcycle on your behalf at the deputy registrar’s office.  Make sure that individual carry documents to show your identity and his identity. You will also need to pay the registration fee of about $28.50.

Once you present all the required documentation and pay all the applicable fees and taxes, your motorcycle registration will be processed. You will be issued with the registration certificate which expires annually on your birthday.

Renewing Your Registration

You will receive a renewal notice when your motorcycle registration is about to expire. You can then proceed to renewing your registration at the deputy registrar’s office, through mail or online. If you choose to renew your registration at the deputy registrar’s office, make sure you take documents to show proof of your identity.

If you choose to renew your registration by mail, you will need to send your renewal application and the renewal fee to the address listed on the renewal notice. Payment can be made in the form of a check or money order.

You can renew your registration online if you qualify to do so. There are instructions and rules that you must have in your finger tips if you want to renew your registration online.

If your registration is within 10 days of expiration or has expired, the best option is to renew your registration at the deputy registrar’s office.

Registration renewal fees vary depending on your area of residency, but the option you choose does not affect the total cost of registration renewal.

Three-Wheeled Vehicles

The process of registering and titling your three-wheeled vehicle is similar to that of a motorcycle as long as the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin of your three-wheeled vehicle meets the federal motorcycle standards. All that you will need to do is to follow the Ohio’s motorcycle laws.