Motorized Bicycle Laws in Alabama

Motorized Bicycles in Alabama

Generic Court GavelWith the rise in gas prices, many people are opting to use alternative methods of transportation. Much of the time, the alternatives being used are modified scooters and bicycles with attached motors.

While there are federal laws for e-bikes, the The State of Alabama requires these modified bikes to be register through the Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) before you can legally ride them on public roads, much like motorcycles.

You will have to apply for a motorcycle tag, which costs a one-time fee of $15. Or, if you want to get a personalized tag, pay a one-time fee of $50.

To register and tag your moped or scooter, you will need to bring the following to your local tag office:

  • Title or certificate of origin proving you are the new owner.
  • A photo ID.
  • Your bill of sale.
  • Your current registration papers (if you have any.)
  • The registration fee plus any sales tax.

Note that scooters that are designed as children’s toys do not need to be tagged, as they are not street legal.

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