A moped, or motorized bicycle, is any vehicle with two tandem wheels or one front and two rear wheels that is capable of being pedaled and equipped with a helper motor.
If a vehicle exceeds any of the above criteria, it is legally a motorcycle.
Operators must obtain and display a rear license plate. Only models listed in the Approved Moped Models list may be registered and legally operated in Ohio.
Refer to Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws for driver license requirements.
To add a moped or motorized bicycle model to the approved list, use Manufacturer's Certification of Compliance with Motorized Bicycle (form BMV 4509).
For more information or questions, please contact the Special Plates Unit at (614) 752-7518, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Ohio Revised Code: 4511.521
Ohio Administrative Code: 4501-23
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