Bike Registration

All bicycles that are operated in Elgin are required by city ordinance to be registered with the police department. This helps officers track your bicycle should it become lost, stolen or recovered. Registration is free.

To complete the registration paperwork, you will need to provide the following information about your bicycle:

  • Serial number (usually located on the underside of the pedal junction)
  • Make
  • Model
  • Color
  • Wheel size
  • Speed

The owner's information will then be captured in the police department's database and you will receive a license decal to be placed on your bicycle.

Due to COVID-19, pease call to discuss options for registering.