Bike Licensing & Registration

Per city municipal law, bicycles must possess a license (a DMV sticker affixed to your bicycle; issued for free by UCPD) in the City of Berkeley.  Other nearby cities might have similar laws.  Additionally, to use some secure bicycle parking areas on campus and at residence halls, campus building managers might ask that you have a license (UCPD sticker) on your bicycle.

Unfortunately the City of Berkeley does not offer bicycle licensing, but UCPD offers bicycle licensing services for free. You will need to bring your bicycle to 1 Sproul Hall between 6:30pm to 9pm, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. 

During Golden Bear Orientation, UCPD offers additional bicycle licensing sessions at the following dates/times/locations:

  • Wednesday, August 15th, 12pm-2pm, at the north end of Upper Sproul Plaza
  • Wednesday, August 15th, 2:30pm-3:30pm, on the south side of the 2600 block of Channing Way (between Crossroads Dining and the RSSP Building)
  • Thursday, August 16th, 12pm-2pm, at the north end of Upper Sproul Plaza
  • Thursday, August 16th, 2:30pm-3:30pm, on the south side of the 2600 block of Channing Way (between Crossroads Dining and the RSSP Building)
  • Friday, August 17th, 12pm-2pm, at the north end of Upper Sproul Plaza
  • Friday, August 17th, 2:30pm-3:30pm, on the south side of the 2600 block of Channing Way (between Crossroads Dining and the RSSP Building)

Email UCPD if you have questions or need to arrange a special appointment.