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Moped Laws: United States

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The moped laws previously found on this page have been divided up by region. Don't see your state on the list? Do some research and add it!

U.S. Moped Laws by region
Northeast CTDEMEMANHNJNYPARIVT
South ALFLGAKYMDNCSCTNTXVA
Midwest IllinoisIowaKansasMichiganMinnesotaMissouriOhioSouth DakotaWisconsin
West ArizonaCaliforniaColoradoHawai'iMontanaNevadaNew MexicoOregonUtahWashington


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Chart of Requirements By State

This is a summary chart of some of the most important points of moped state laws. Please note that blank squares mean "unknown", not "no". Also, it is assumed that the moped in question is under 50cc.

State Driver's License Motorcycle Endorsement Titled Registration Insurance Helmet
Alabama Y Y Y Y Y
Alaska Y
Arizona Y N Y Y Under 18
Arkansas Y N
California Y M1 or M2 N Y Y Y
Colorado Y Y
Connecticut Y N N N
Delaware Y Y N N
District of Columbia
Florida Y N Y N
Georgia Y N N N N Y
Hawaii Y N one-time, as bicycle N or glasses
Idaho Y N N N N Under 18
Illinois Y N Y Y Y N
Indiana State ID+over 15 yrs old N N N N Under 18
Iowa Y N Y Y N
Kansas Y (or moped-only license) N Y Y N Under 18
Kentucky N N N N N
Louisiana
Maine Y Y Y
Maryland Y / or moped permit N Y (10/2012) N Y (10/2012) Y (10/2012)
Massachusetts Y Option N Y N Y
State Driver's License Motorcycle Endorsement Titled Registration Insurance Helmet
Michigan Y Y N Under 19
Minnesota Y Y Y Y Under 18
Mississippi Yes for roads Yes for roads
Missouri Y N N N N
Montana N N N N N N
Nebraska Y N N N N Y
Nevada
New Hampshire Option Option N Y N N
New Jersey Y Y Y Y Y
New Mexico Y N N N N N
New York Y Over 30mph Top Speed N Y Over 20mph Top Speed Over 20mph Top Speed
Nevada Y N N N
North Carolina N N N N N Y
North Dakota Y Y Y Y Y N
Ohio Y N N Y N Under 18
Oklahoma N Y Y Y
Oregon Y Y Y Y
Pennsylvania Y N Y Y Y N
Rhode Island
South Carolina Y N N N N? Under 21
South Dakota Y N N N N Under 18
Tennessee Y N N Optional N Y
Texas Y Y Y
Utah N N
Vermont Y Y Y
Virginia N N N N Y
Washington Y N Y Y N Y
West Virginia N N N N N y
Wisconsin Y N Y Y Y N
Wyoming
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