Car icon Autocycle

An autocycle is defined as any vehicle (§60-104.01):

  • having a seat not requiring the operator to straddle or sit astride;
  • designed to travel on three wheels in contact with the ground;
  • having anti-lock brakes;
  • designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and pedals; and,
  • in which the operator and passenger ride either side by side or in tandem in a seating area equipped with a manufacturer-installed three-point safety belt system for each occupant and has a seating area:
    • completely enclosed and equipped with manufacturer-installed airbags and a manufacturer-installed roll cage; or,
    • not completely enclosed and is equipped with a manufacturer-installed rollover protection system.

A Certificate of Title is required prior to registration for all autocycles operated at any time on public roads.

Application for title is submitted to the County Treasurer Motor Vehicle Office where you reside and must be obtained within thirty (30) days of purchase.

Proper evidence of ownership is one of the following:

  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)
  • Certificate of title – properly assigned
  • Vehicle’s last registration and a bill of sale if previous state was not a title issuing state
  • Vehicle’s registered by the U.S. Military: U.S. Military Registration Document
  • Vehicle’s sold by the U.S. Government: U.S. Department of State Certificate of Title see appendix page A-32 for an example)
  • Vehicle’s registered in a foreign country: a current Registration Certificate and/or a Bill of Sale, foreign country ownership documents and import papers (for information regarding imported vehicles, please refer to: Motor Vehicles Imported from Foreign Countries)
  • Court Order

AND all of the following documents:


Questions regarding Autocycles may be addressed by email or by phone at (402) 471-3918.