California Motorcycle License

Ready to take your new motorcycle for a spin? There are a few things you need to complete before seeking your motorcycle driving license or endorsement in California. Select from the options below to get started.

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2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Obtaining A New California Motorcycle License

Getting your motorcycle drivers license can be very exciting. The first thing you need to do before you can put your new motorcycle on the road is to obtain state certification and motorcycle insurance.

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in California, you will need to head in to the DMV and meet a number of requirements. The requirements for getting a motorcycle depend on several factors, including your age and whether or not you already have a California driver's license. Make sure to carefully go through everything on this sheet in order to ensure that you follow all the necessary steps to getting your motorcycle license.

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Renewing Your California Motorcycle License

You need to renew your motorcycle license every four years prior to your birthday. Your motorcycle license expires on your birthday and may be renewed at any time before expiration. In California, you have the option to renew your license either online, by mail or in person at your local DMV office.

As long as your information has not changed and your license has not been revoked or suspended, and you have social security number that has been verified by the DMV, most people will be able to use the online and mail-in option. Be sure to check the renewal notice that you received in the mail indicating which options are available to you.

You will also need to bring proper identification and a form of payment for renewal fees. For a full checklist and guide to renewing your motorcycle license, visit motorcyclelicenses.org.

Replacing Your Lost Or Stolen California Motorcycle License

You will need to replace your California motorcycle license if it has been lost, stolen or destroyed. In California, you may replace your license in person at your local DMV.

There is a $25 fee to replace a motorcycle license, payable by either cash, credit card or check. It is recommended that you make an appointment with your local DMV beforehand. 

For a full checklist and guide to replacing your motorcycle license, visit motorcyclelicenses.org.