North Carolina law requires all mopeds that are operated on a state-maintained road to be registered with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. Unlike other vehicles, however, they do not have to be titled.
State law also requires mopeds be covered under liability insurance coverage with limits no less than $30,000/$60,000/$25,000. Failure to maintain liability insurance coverage constitutes a lapse and may result in the revocation of the North Carolina license plate.
North Carolina statute defines a moped has having
“two or three wheels, no external shifter, with a motor not to exceed 50 cubic centimeters of piston displacement and up to 30 mph propulsion on a level surface."
A moped registration fee is $24, which includes the license plate. Additional
regional transportation and county registration taxes may apply.
To register a moped, the following documents are required:
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Mopeds do not require an annual inspection.
No. Property tax is not collected on mopeds.
Yes, if both mopeds are registered in your name.
No. Specialty plates are not available for mopeds.