Bicycle Licenses

Registering Your Bike with the City

Although bicycles are not required to be registered with the Carbondale Police Department, we highly encourage you to do so. This places a complete description of your bicycle on file, along with its serial number, should your bicycle ever be stolen. Returning a recovered bicycle to its owner is greatly facilitated if this information is readily available.

To register your bicycle with the City, you can either complete the online form here or you can bring your bike to the Carbondale Police Department. There, you will provide owner and bicycle information on a bicycle registration form and your bicycle will be checked to ensure that it is properly equipped (reflectors, functioning brakes, etc.).

Register Your Bike with SIU

Register Your Bicycle with Southern Illinois University