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Bicycle Licenses



  • It is easier to trace a stolen or lost bicycle back to its rightful owner.
  • Without a license, it is often difficult to get a bike back, even if found.
  • A license identifies the rightful owner. 

Bicycle licensing assistance

  • License bicycle
  • Renew current license
  • Change of address
  • Transfer ownership
child on bicycle 

Time and locations


Charges and fees

  • Initial cost for a new bicycle: $3
  • Annual renewal fee: $1
  • Transfer of ownership: $1
  • Change of address: No charge

Payments can be made in cash or by check payable to the “City of Carlsbad”

Contact Information

Emergencies dial 9-1-1

Fire Department
760-929-0256 fax

2560 Orion Way
Carlsbad, CA 92010

General Information

Administration Office
Business hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.