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Vehicle Registration

Other Types of Vehicles


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.

The helper motor may not:
  • Have a piston displacement of more than 50 cubic centimeters
  • Produce more than one brake horsepower
  • Propel the vehicle at a speed greater than 20 mph on a level surface

If a vehicle exceeds the above criteria, or any of the other specifications outlined in Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 4501-23, it is legally a motorcycle.

Operators must obtain and display a rear license plate. Refer to Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws for driver license requirements.

To register a moped or motorized bicycle, please visit your Local Deputy Registrar License Agency with a completed Motorized Bicycle - Moped Registration Application (form BMV 4510).

For more information or questions, please contact Vehicle Information Services at (614) 752-7800 or (800) 589-TAGS (8247) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Ohio Revised Code: 4501.01 4511.521

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501-23

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