Inspecting modified off-road motorcycles: Vehicle and vessel dealers
You must be a licensed motorcycle dealer or motorcycle repair shop in Washington to perform safety inspections on modified off-road motorcycles. To learn how to get your license, see:
When you inspect a modified off-road motorcycle to determine if it’s legal for road use, you must:
- Check the vehicle identification number (VIN).
- Inspect all the equipment identified in RCW 46.61.705, including:
- Head lamp, tail lamp, and stop lamp.
- Turn signals.
- Windshield (if applicable).
- Complete Part 1 of the Motorcycle Highway Use Declaration form and sign it to certify the equipment complies with state and federal requirements.
Note: The law doesn’t specify how the inspection is to be performed. It’s up to you to ensure that all equipment installed complies with state and federal requirements.
You can’t charge more than $100 per inspection (RCW 46.16A.435). The fee must be paid directly to you, and you must attach a receipt to the Motorcycle Highway Use Declaration form showing the amount you charged.
Washington State laws and rules
Explanation of abbreviations
- RCW—Revised Code of Washington (Washington State laws)
- WAC—Washington Administrative Code (Washington State agency regulations)