Milwaukee residents can now register bicycles without pedaling from home. That's right, the city has made registration of bicycle licenses available on the Internet. The new procedure took effect on January 1, 2003. To register your bicycle, just visit the nearest Milwaukee Police Department District station or any Milwaukee Public Library, and ask for a bicycle license sticker.
A bicycle license sticker may also be obtained by mail from the city License Division. Once the sticker is obtained log on to www.milwaukee.gov/bike.jsp, click on the "Activate Bicycle License" link and then enter the registration number from the sticker. The new page allows residents to activate their licenses as well as change bicycle ownership.
Registration is free and is valid for as long as the bicycle is owned by the person activating the license. In addition, the new license procedure is simpler for Internet users and more efficient for the city. For those who don't have Internet access, activation may be completed by using computers at any Milwaukee Public Library. Internet registration requires Internet Explorer or Netscape versions 5.0 or later.
NOTE: This is now the only way to activate bicycle registration in the city.