NYC Delivery Worker Resources

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The NYPD is cracking down on illegal mopeds and scooters. They have seized 13,000 illegal two-wheeled vehicles and ATVs in 2024.

Make sure your moped or scooter is registered!

Moped Registration

What is considered a limited use motorcycle (aka ‘moped’)?

New York law defines limited use motorcycles, which are commonly called “mopeds” or “motor scooters”,  as “limited use vehicles with two or three wheels.” 

Are there any special requirements to operate a limited use motorcycle (moped) in New York?

The requirements to operate a moped are like those for motorcycles. You must have a driver license and register your moped to drive it on streets and highways. There are exceptions to these requirements listed in the table below. You can never operate a moped down a sidewalk.

The DMV classifies a moped as a Class A, Class B or Class C limited use motorcycle according to its top speed. Only a certified model of limited use motorcycle can get a registration in New York State (only the manufacturer can certify a moped).  

Submit your documents, application, and payment to the DMV 

Follow the instructions for how to register a vehicle in the county you live in.

You can use the DMV Registration Guide to determine what documents you need to apply.

Limited-use motorcycle requirements

REQUIRED? CLASS A, OVER 30-40 MPH CLAS B, OVER 20-30 MPH CLASS C, 20 MPH OR LESS
Driver license / permit M/MJ any license class any license class
Registration required required required
Headlight on when operating required required required
Helmet & eye protection required required required
May operate on any traffic lane right-hand lane or shoulder only right-hand lane or shoulder only
Insurance required required recommended
Inspection required recommended recommended
Title not required not required not required

E-Bike Registration

Since September 2023, the city has BANNED the sale, lease, or rental of e-bikes and e-scooters – along with their batteries – that don’t meet safety standards.

If you already have an e-bike or e-scooter, it WILL NOT be taken away and you WILL NOT be fined.

If you try to SELL an uncertified e-bike or e-scooter in New York City, you can be fined up to $1,000 for each type of uncertified device that is found.

If you’re BUYING an e-bike or e-scooter, make sure it is legal. Go to bit.ly/CertifiedEBikes for the list of companies selling certified e-bikes and bit.ly/CertifiedEScooter for certified e-scooters.

If you have an e-bike or e-scooter, follow these steps to keep yourself safe:

  • DO NOT use uncertified orr refurbished batteries – protect yourself and those around you!
  • Make sure your bike is certified! Look for a label with a holographic UL mark on the bike frame or electronic case.
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