Q&A - No Papers, How do I Register a Motorcycle?
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I purchased a 30 year old motorcycle. The previous owner had no registration as he used it off road. I ran the VIN through CPIC and it produced no history of being stolen. What steps do I take to obtain registration papers?
I checked with ICBC and here is the reply:
If it qualifies for registration and is registered in the seller’s name, they could replace the Vehicle Registration by visiting an Autoplan broker’s office. Then, the usual procedure for transferring ownership would apply.
However, if they aren’t the registered owner or the motorcycle has never been registered, the purchaser’s first step in applying to register the motorcycle or transfer ownership of it would be to request a Vehicle Registration and Licensing printout from our Driver Testing and Vehicle Information unit. Someone there could tell them how to make a request and what fee would apply, and might be able to advise them on how to proceed from there.
Driver Testing and Vehicle Information can be reached by calling one of these phone numbers:
(604) 661-2233 Greater Vancouver or 1-800-464-5050 Toll-free
They are open Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time).
Here is a set of general instructions on ICBC's web site.