Bike Registration

All bicycles that are operated in Elgin are required by city ordinance to be registered with the police department. This helps officers track your bicycle should it become lost, stolen or recovered. Registration is free.

To complete the registration paperwork, you will need to provide the following information about your bicycle:

  • Serial number (usually located on the underside of the pedal junction)
  • Make
  • Model
  • Color
  • Wheel size
  • Speed

The owner's information will then be captured in the police department's database and you will receive a license decal to be placed on your bicycle.

Registration is available on Mondays, between the hours of 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm at the police department information desk; no appointment necessary for the established hours on Mondays. However, for your convenience, appointments can be made outside regular registration hours by contacting 847-289-2577.