The Santa Cruz Police Department has launched an online bicycle license registration system. The registration is free and never expires! The online registration was developed to make registration of bicycles easier for Santa Cruz residents and bike shops, deter bicycle theft, and to help locate owners of recovered bicycles.
Here’s What You Can Do!
Along with keeping your bike locked up, it is also important that you register your bike. Registering your bicycle is more than just applying a sticker; it also provides the police with a written record of the bike’s pertinent information including the serial number. Having this information enables the police to enter the bike in the law enforcement computer system should it ever be stolen, or return it to you if it’s recovered.
Get Your Bike Back
To help return bikes to their proper owners & discourage theft in the first place, the Santa Cruz Police has developed a new online registration system. Our goal is to make every bike in the City of Santa traceable in this database. SCPD is committed to registering as many bicycles as possible.
Here’s how it works
- To register your bike simply complete the Bicycle Registration Form
- Fill in info about your bike, with the serial number. The more detail you can provide about the bike the better.
- You will receive a bicycle registration sticker by mail.
- Apply the license decal on your bike.
Your bicycle registration provides SCPD with the necessary information so that if your bike is ever stolen, we would have a record of the serial number when you called to make your report. It enables us to then submit the information about your stolen bicycle into the law enforcement databases in a quick easy step.
What does it cost?
The online bike registration is free and never expires!
Everyone is encouraged to register their bikes to help deter theft and to assist officers should an owners bicycle be stolen or lost. If stolen and recovered registered bikes are more likely to be returned to their owners. The bicycle registration information is kept on file at the Santa Cruz Police Department. Even if an owner moves, SCPD will still be able to provide ownership information on the bicycle.
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