Arizona MVD defines a moped as a vehicle that meets all of the following criteria:
- • Primarily human powered, aided with a helper motor.
- • Engine must be no more than 50 cubic cm (cc).
- • Maximum rated speed of 25 MPH or less
- • A cycle (49cc or above) that does not meet all of the above moped criteria, but is manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads and highways, will be considered a motor driven cycle and is subject to title and/or registration as a motorcycle.
Mopeds are not issued titles, only registrations. As such, liens cannot be recorded for mopeds. All moped registrations expire on October 31st of each year.
When registering a moped for the first time, one of the following ownership documents will be required:
- • Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO).
- • A properly notarized Bill of Sale.
- • Out-of-State Registration
- • When the document presented, or the Arizona record, does not clearly indicate that the vehicle meets all of the above requirements, or when the Arizona record indicates that the vehicle is titled as a motorcycle, a physical inspection is required to determine the correct body style.
Mopeds are exempt from emissions testing requirements, and from the required equipment relating to motorcycle and motor-driven cycles.