Licensing & registration

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I register my bicycle?
Registration increases the chance of the Chico Police Department being able
to return your bike to you, should it get stolen.

How many bikes can I register?
As many bikes (with serial numbers) as you own.

How long does registration last?
Until you let us know you no longer own the bike.

What if the thief takes my bike out of Chico?
Your registration will be added to the National Bike Index for nationwide coverage.

Registration (free)

How can I apply?
You can apply online only at

Is there a fee?
No, it is FREE.

*No stickers are given for bicycle registration, assuming the bicycle has an imprinted serial number. The bicycle serial number is required required for this free service.

Licensing ($12 Fee)

How can I apply?
You can apply online, at the Finance Department, or the Police Department.

Is there a fee?
There is a $12 license fee valid for three (3) years.

*This license is applicable to bicycles that have no visible serial number. A license sticker will be issued for attachment to the bicycle.
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