How To – Register Your Bike
This is the How To for the City and County of Honolulu (Oahu!)
Do you need to register your bike?
- Hawaii law (HRS 249-14) requires with wheels 20” in diameter or greater must be registered to be used on public streets.
- If you have a bicycle with wheels smaller than 20” in diameter, or a maximum seat height lower than 25”, you legally do not need to register your bicycle (although it can be helpful in recovering stolen bikes).
How do you register your bike? (for Oahu)
- Needed documents
- Proof of Ownership – This can be provided in 3 possible ways. 1. Receipt of sale, 2. Bill of sale, 3. Affidavit of Ownership (available at the office – see below)
- Registration form (available at the office – see below) – This form requires information on the bicycle: make, year, color, serial number (normally this is stamped in the bicycle between the bottom bracket at base of the bike), whether it’s a Men or Women body type, number of speeds, and wheel size. See image of form below.
- Once you have all your information, these are the offices available to handle registration:
- Main Bicycle/Moped Registration Station – 1112 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, located in the trailer building directly under the H1 viaduct – click here for google map. The advantage in going to the main office is that they provide you the registration sticker on the spot.
- All satellite City Halls – you can get and fill all the paperwork at any of the satellite City Halls. Click here for a list. If fill your registration here, you’ll receive your sticker in the mail.