Bicycle Registration

City and County of Honolulu

Bicycles can be registered or transferred at Satellite City Halls, or by mail.

When registering your bike, please have the serial number for the bike (usually located under the bottom bracket or on a rear dropout), a description of the bike (color, make, wheel size) and a bill of sale.  If you do not have a bill of sale, there is an additional form to fill out. 

All necessary forms are available at the main registration station. Forms, except for the Bicycle Registration Form, are also available online.


All bicycles in the City and County of Honolulu with 20″ or larger wheels are required to be registered. There is a one-time fee of $15 and a fee of $5 when transferring ownership of a bicycle. After payment of the fee, the owner will be provided with a decal to be attached to the bicycle frame’s seat tube facing the forward direction. All taxes collected from the registration fees are deposited in a special bikeway fund (Fund 140) which can only be used for bicycle-related City projects and programs.

6 thoughts on “Bicycle Registration

    1. Chicago was talking about this years ago. I don’t know if they instituted it as I have been gone from there for 10 years and damn glad I am 🙂

    2. Nope in Hawaii all bicycles are “Supposed” to be registered…. you can’t buy a new bike without getting the permit and pay the fee..

      It’s just another symptom of the level of entrenched tyranny we live under.

  1. Back in the 60’s, I had to have a license plate on my bicycle. It was a couple dollars I did not have. DAD!!
    Growing up in western New York state was not all bad, but that bike tag always bothered me. I only ever got the one, and figured there after, I’d pay a fine, if busted. What logic for a grade schooler to have to deal with.
    It’s a fu**ing BICYCLE! Next, they’ll want you to put licenses on your dog, woopsie, that is a thing. My dogs don’t drive often enough to bother.
    There’s nothing that isn’t taxed or have some fee applied, NOTHING!

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