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Florida Motorcycle Titles and Registration

Rev your engines and don your shades, it's time to embark on a journey through the sun-kissed highways of the Sunshine State. We know you want to be the King/Queen of the road, but every monarch needs a crown, and in this case, it's your motorcycle title. Cue the paperwork tango.


To kick off this dance, you need proof of ownership, the golden ticket to your kingdom of asphalt. But if you’re not sure about how to get started, don't worry; we've got your back in this waltz through documentation. From the bill of sale to previous titles, we'll ensure you have the right moves on lock.


About Florida Motorcycle Titles


Think of the motorcycle title as the ownership deed to your two-wheeled kingdom. It's a legal document that proves you are the rightful owner of the motorcycle. When you purchase a new motorcycle, the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO) serves as the initial title, establishing your ownership from the moment it rolls off the production line.


If you buy a used motorcycle, the seller signs over the existing title to transfer ownership. This document includes essential information such as the vehicle identification number (VIN), make, model, and the names of previous owners. Without a valid title, establishing legal ownership becomes a nearly impossible task.

Motorcycle titles come in various types, each serving a specific purpose. The Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO) is issued for new motorcycles. A clean title indicates no significant damage, while a salvage title denotes a total loss. A rebuilt title is given to salvaged motorcycles that have been restored. Duplicate titles replace lost ones, lien titles show ongoing financing and bonded titles are for motorcycles with incomplete documentation. Understanding these and other types of motorcycle titles is crucial for informed decisions and compliance with the regulations in Florida. Always check a motorcycle's title status before purchasing.

Motorcycle Registration: Legal Authorization to ‘Hit the Road… Jack’


While the title establishes ownership, motorcycle registration is the key to hitting the open road legally. Registration is a process by which the motorcycle owner provides necessary information to the state's motor vehicle department, and in return, receives a license plate and registration documents.


During the registration process, the state issues a registration certificate, and the motorcycle is assigned a license plate displaying a unique number. This certificate and license plate prove that the motorcycle has been properly registered with the state and is authorized to be on the road. Without proper registration, you may face legal consequences, including fines or the inability to use the motorcycle on public roads.


Motorcycle titles in Florida are essential for owners to ride in the state. Contact Auto Tags for your quick motorcycle title transfer and validation in Florida. East Broward Auto Tags can help you when it comes to getting your Broward County tag renewals, Broward tags and titles, and more. Don’t waste your time at the Broward County DMV - stop by one of the best Fort Lauderdale tag agencies - Auto Tags of East Broward. You can complete your renewal online here, or find out all the services we provide on this page to learn more.


Check out these articles if you want to learn more about Florida motorcycle titles: Resource 1 | Resource 2 | Resource 3


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