How do you register your bike? (for O‘ahu)
Congrats! If you bought a bicycle from a bike store on O‘ahu, they’ll complete the Bicycle And Moped Registration (CS-L(SS)41) form for you, have you sign, and your registration decal will be mailed directly to you. If you bought the bike from a department store (big box store such as Walmart) and the store did not have you fill out the paperwork, you’ll need to pick up a Bicycle And Moped Application (CS-L(SS)41) form (find it at any Satellite City Hall), complete it, and mail the Registration Form in yourself to the DMVLP office.
Pick up a Bicycle And Moped Registration (CS-L(SS)41) form from any Satellite City Hall (or head over to the Bicycle Registration Station) and complete the required information. You’ll also need to fill out a Statement of Fact Ownership (Form CS-L(SS)37) and mail that in with your $15 check to the DMVLP.
If the seller has the bicycle’s registration paperwork (CS-L (MVR)96 form), have them write the date they sold you the bike (“Date of Release” line) and sign on the “Signature of Owner” line before they pass the registration to you. You’ll then complete your information on the remaining lines, sign, & mail to the DMVLP office along with $5.00 to transfer the bike to your name. Do this within 30 days of the date of sale, otherwise the fee is $15.00.
If the seller does not have their bike’s registration paperwork (CS-L (MVR)96 form), both you and the seller need to fill out the Bill of Sale (CS-L(SS)47) form. Send the completed Bill of Sale form into the DMVLP along with your completed Application for a Duplicate (CS-L(SS)35) form (have the seller sign the “Registered Owner” line) plus $5.00 to the DMVLP.
Change of Address (Form CS-L(SS)214) – If you change your original address that your bike was first registered with, you’ll want to update it to your current address. (Must file within 30 days of your change of address.)
Notice of Transfer (Form CS-L(SS)215) – If you are selling or buying an already registered bicycle, you’ll need to fill out this form transferring the past bicycle registration to the new owner. (Fill out within 10 days of sale.)
In addition to the C&C official registration we also recommend registering your bike through (free) community-based organizations like BikeIndex.
And of course, if you LIKE your bike, LOCK it up. Bicycles are their own getaway vehicles(!), so make sure to invest in a good quality lock and be thoughtful in where you are locking up your bicycle. HBL’s free workshops for adults go over all the tips you need to know to secure your steed, or check out our short video about How to Lock Up Your Bicycle in Hawai‘i.