top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Ultimate Guide to Electric Scooter Registration: Steps & Tips

Are you the proud owner of a new electric scooter and wondering about the ins and outs of registration? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide you with all the necessary steps to smoothly register your electric bike, ensuring you can hit the road legally and confidently.

What You Need to Know Before Registering Your Electric Scooter

Before diving into the registration process, it’s essential to understand that requirements can vary significantly depending on your location. Some areas treat electric scooters like bicycles, requiring no registration, while others classify them alongside motor vehicles, demanding more formal registration. Always check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), transportation authority, or relevant government body for the most accurate information.

Step-by-Step Registration Process

Step 1: Verify Local Regulations

Start by checking your local laws. Some cities or states have unique requirements for electric scooters, such as maximum speed limits or motor power restrictions.

Step 2: Gather Necessary Documentation

Typically, you'll need to provide proof of purchase, identification, and, in some cases, proof of insurance. Some regions also require a vehicle identification number (VIN) for your scooter.

Step 3: Complete an Application Form

Your local DMV or transportation agency will typically provide an application form for vehicle registration. It may be possible to download this from their official website or pick it up in person.

Step 4: Pay Registration Fees

There will likely be a fee associated with registering your electric scooter. This fee can vary, so be sure to confirm the amount during your initial research.

Step 5: Obtain Number Plates and Tags

If required, you’ll receive a number plate or registration decal to display on your scooter, indicating that it is legally registered for use on public roads.

Tips for a Smooth Registration Process

  • Check if your electric scooter needs to be inspected before registration.

  • If buying a used electric scooterIf buying a used electric scooter, ensure the previous owner provides the necessary documentation.

  • Keep digital copies of all submitted documents for your records.

Common Registration Queries

Q: Do I really need to register my electric scooter?
A: It depends on local laws. Always check with your local government to avoid fines or confiscation.

Q: Can I register my electric scooter online?
A: Some areas offer online registration. Check your local DMV or transportation agency’s website for available services.

By following these steps and tips, you’ll be well on your way to registering your electric scooter without a hitch. Remember that the key to a hassle-free registration is understanding your local requirements and preparing accordingly.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page