Bicycle Registration and Secondhand Sale of Bicycles
Yes, but only if your city of residence requires registration. Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, South Euclid and University Heights require that bicyclists have proof of registration if they live within the city’s limits. If you live in a city that doesn’t require registration, then you’re not liable. (373.11) You can register your bicycle at your city’s police station.
Nearby cities that require bicycle registration:
|Beachwood||Law not found.|
|Bedford Heights||No: repealed in 2003||373.15|
|East Cleveland||Law not found.|
|Richmond Heights||Law not found.|
|Warrensville Heights||Law not found.|
In Cleveland Heights, it costs $2.00 to register your bike. However, if you have proof that you own a helmet, or pledge to wear a helmet while riding your bicycle, registration is free (373.12a and b).
The city is required to provide you with a new license, but it will cost you $1.00 (373.13).
Yes, you may, but you’re required by law to report to the city:
- The name and address of the individual to whom you sold or bought your bicycle.
- The name, make, color, and serial number of the bicycle (373.15).
You’re also permitted to remove the registration sticker or tag when you sell the bicycle (373.16).
Yes, but you can recover your bicycle from the city if you pay a $15.00 fee (373.18). If you don’t pick up your bike within 30 days, the city has the right to sell it at a public auction. The city is required to give notice of any auction by publishing in the newspaper within ten days of the auction (373.18).
Yes, the police may take your bicycle (373.17). Your parents or legal guardians can retrieve your bicycle from the police.