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Beginning January 1, 2015, new laws go into effect for the registration and classifications of Motor Driven Cycles, previously referred to as mopeds and motorized bicycles.

What licensing requirements are there to operate a Motor Driven Cycle (MDC)?

  • MDC Class A: An individual must possess one of the following:
    • Valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement with a MDC-A restriction
    • Valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement
    • Valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle learner’s permit
  • MDC Class B: Must possess one of the following:
    • Valid driver’s license (no endorsement required)
    • Valid driver’s permit (no endorsement required)
    • Unexpired State of Indiana issued identification card with an MDC Class B endorsement

Who is eligible to obtain an MDC Class B Endorsement?

  • Any Indiana resident over 15 years of age.

Who is required to have an MDC Class B Endorsement?

  • Anyone wishing to operate an MDC Class B on public streets and roadways who does not possess a valid driver’s license or permit.

What tests does an individual need to complete to obtain an MDC endorsement or restriction?

  • MDC Class A: An individual must successfully complete the following:
    • The motorcycle knowledge test to obtain a motorcycle learner’s permit
    • The motorcycle skills test on an MDC Class A
    • The vision screening
  • MDC Class B: An individual must successfully complete the MDC Class B written test.(Only necessary if you do not hold a valid Indiana learner’s permit or driver’s license.)

How much will it cost to get an MDC Class A restriction on a motorcycle endorsement?

Operator Motorcycle Endorsement Class A MDC Restriction – At least 75 yrs old

$10.50

Operator Motorcycle Endorsement Class A MDC Restriction – Less than 75 yrs old

$12.00

Chauffeur Motorcycle Endorsement Class A MDC Restriction – At least 75 yrs old

$10.50

Chauffeur Motorcycle Endorsement Class A MDC Restriction – Less than 75 yrs old

$12.00

PPC Motorcycle Endorsement Class A MDC Restriction

$8.50

CDL Motorcycle Endorsement Class A MDC Restriction

$12.00

How much will it cost to get an MDC Class B endorsement?

  • If you meet the qualifications for a free voter identification card, there is no charge to place an MDC Class B endorsement on your identification card. If you do not meet these qualifications, you will be required to pay an amendment fee of $10.50 to add the endorsement to an identification card.

Can I add a MDC Class B Endorsement to my operator’s license?

An MDC Class B endorsement is not necessary when the operator holds a valid learner’s permit or driver’s license.

Motorcycle and Motor Driven Cycle Classifications